With $9 million released  by the Department of Health and Humans Services specifically for CMS surveys in ASCs in 43 states, there is sure to be an escalated focus on infection control best practices.
ASCs have had trouble in the past with IC compliance, particularly in Nevada when an endoscopy clinic potentially infected thousands of people by reusing syringes . In May CMS buckled down by releasing new Conditions of Coverage  that included appointing one employee in charge of infection control, and evaluating IC policies and procedures.
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