States receive funds to inspect ambulatory surgery centers

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 4, 2009

The federal government is funding efforts to inspect and shore up infection control gaps in ambulatory surgical centers (ASC).

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is awarding $572,250 for 12 states to conduct surveys of 125 ASCs by September 30, according to a CMS July 30 press release.

For the list of states participating and information about future funding for all states, see “CMS awards funds to improve infection control in ambulatory surgical centers.”

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