Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Program
An ASC must be certified and approved to enter into a written agreement with CMS.
Participation as an ASC is limited to any distinct entity that operates exclusively
for purposes of providing surgical services to patients not requiring hospitalization
(i.e., an inpatient stay in a hospital).
HFAP has deeming authority to accredit ASCs. This program's requirements incorporate
the CMS Conditions for Coverage (CfC) along with other patient safety and quality