May 19, 2009
Effective May 18, 2009, any Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) that has an agreement with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in Medicare as an ASC must meet new notice provisions for patients of the ASC. The notice provisions set forth in the conditions for coverage require the ASC to provide to all patients (whether Medicare or private pay patients) or their representatives, in advance of the date of the procedure certain information.