State and Federal Regulations
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a page dedicated to the complete set of HIPAA privacy rules and has also produced a document with the Combined HIPAA Simplifications pdf file which provides all the HIPAA regulatory standards in one document.
CMS State Operations Manual
The State Operations Manual is a document that Medicare ASC surveyors refer to when interpreting CMS rules and regulations (42CFR Part 416).
MedPAC Report to Congress
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s report on the healthcare industry is used a guide by Congress in determining policy affecting all health care providers, including ASCs. The section on Ambulatory Surgery Centers is in Chapter 5, page 105.
Medicare ASC Approved Procedures List
The Medicare Approved ASC Procedures list Excel file includes all outpatient surgeries that Medicare has approved to be performed in an ambulatory surgical center. The file also has a tab with the list of procedures that Medicare will not pay for in an ASC.
CMS Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet
The CMS ASC infection control surveyor’s worksheet (pdf download) is a document that facility surveyors use to assess surgery center compliance with Medicare infection control guidelines.
Medicare ASC Regulations
Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (42CFR Part 416) contains the rules and regulations governing Medicare certified ambulatory surgery centers.