Take 5: Ambulatory Surgical Centers Survey Changes for 2017

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, in order to better align with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) surveyor guidelines, approximately two-thirds of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) electing to use the Medicare-deemed option may receive adjustments to the survey complements (length and/or number of surveyors).

The Joint Commission is adjusting its current survey team structure for ASCs to further enhance the already effective and rigorous survey process. Michael Kulczycki, executive director of the Ambulatory Care Accreditation program for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [5:45]