Update: No HFAP surveys through May

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, HFAP initially paused onsite survey activity from Mid-March through April. On April 15, the decision was made to extend the moratorium through May. On May 15, a decision will be made about resuming surveys in June. We will move forward month-by-month until it becomes reasonable to conduct…

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HFAP offers free webinar for ASCs considering temporary status as a hospital

Under the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS has provided waivers and detailed requirements allowing a Medicare-participating ASC to apply for temporary recognition as a hospital. This free, 15-minute webinar provides an overview of the CMS hospital Conditions of Participation that an ASC must attest to in order to seek this temporary status. The recorded webinar is…

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QSO Memo 20-22 Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Outpatient Settings: FAQs and Considerations

Please share this individuals in the following roles: CEO, COO, CNO, Chief Medical Officer Quality Director, Director of Surgery Services, Director of Outpatient Services Infection Control Coordinator, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Accreditation Coordinator CMS QSO-20-22 Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) in Outpatient Settings: FAQs and Considerations Key points: This CMS QSO…

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