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October 17, 2017

Bureau of Facility Standards
INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS

IL #:           Issue Date:  Title:

2017-06     07/06/17       CMS S&C 17-29-All: Advance Copy - Appendix Z Emergency Preparedness

2017-02 07/06/17 CMS S&C 17-21-All: Meeting New Training & Testing Reqs of Emergency Preparedness

2017-01 07/05/17 Recommendations for Providers Regarding Cyber Security

2015-14    08/07/15        CMS S&C 15-43: Update to ASC Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet (ICSW)

2015-07    02/23/15        CMS S&C-15-27: Potential Adverse Impact of Lower Relative humidity (RH) in Operating  Rooms (ORs)

2014-13    08/29/14        CMS S&C-14-44 dated August 25, 2014 ~ Change in Terminology and Update of Survey and Certification (S&C) Memorandum 9-55 Regarding Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS) in Surgical Settings                                       

2014-11    07/02/14        CMS S&C-14-36 dated May 30, 2014 ~ Infection Control Breaches Which Warrant Referral to Public Health     Authorities 

2012-05 12/19/12 CMS S&C 12-35 dated June 15, 2012 Safe Use of Single Dose/Single Use Medications to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

                                2012-05 Attachment

2011-02    06/30/11        Updated NFPA Alert Regarding Antifreeze – Important Safety Information Regarding Antifreeze in New and Existing Sprinkler Systems

2010-05     10/01/07       CMS S&C-10-20 dated May 21, 2010 ASC Waiting Area Separation           

2009-03     07/24/09       CMS S&C-09-37 State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix L, Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) Comprehensive Revision 

       2009-03 Attachment - PDF format
                                    2009-03 Attachment – MS Word format

2007-09     10/01/07      CMS S&C-08-03 dated November 5, 2007 Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers  

2007-05     04/25/07      Clarification of Provider Number Nomenclature CMS S&C-07-16 dated March 2, 2007                                        

2005-06     08/15/05      Deemed Status for Ambulatory Surgical Centers                                        

2004-16     12/03/04      Clarification of Survey Agency Responsibilities in Obtaining Information for Civil Rights Clearances for Initial Certifications and Changes of Ownership (CHOW)  

2004-07    06/22/04       Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Chapters 18 and 19, Life Safety Code, 2000 and 2003 Editions                                

2004-06     03/30/04      Procedures in the Event of a Fire in a Medicare- or Medicaid-Certified Health Care Facility

2004-04     03/26/04      Overnight Stays in Certified Ambulatory Surgical Centers — Clarification Effective Immediately

2002-09     07/30/01      Fire Sprinkler Head Recall                                

2002-05     03/11/02      Clarification of Policies Regarding Ambulatory Surgical Centers

2001-11     10/31/01      Transfilling of Small Portable Liquid Oxygen Units

2001-01     01/26/01      Appendix Q:  Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy