Federal Regulations

Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

In addition to complying with state licensing requirements, ASCs participating in the Medicare program must meet Conditions for Coverage developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These health and safety standards are the foundation for improving quality and protecting the health and safety of Medicare beneficiaries. ASCs must demonstrate compliance with these standards initially and on an ongoing basis through onsite inspections.

Conditions for Coverage

State Operations Manual, Appendix L – Guidance for Surveyors: Ambulatory Surgical Centers

For its members, WASCA’s legal counsel has prepared Ambulatory Surgical Center Medicare Conditions for Coverage: State Operations Manual Surveyor Guidance Summary and Checklists.

For its members, WASCA’s legal counsel has prepared a Crosswalk of Washington State licensing requirements and Medicare Conditions for Coverage.