Safe Surgery Checklist

NOTE: As of January 1, 2018, ASCs are no longer required to report on safe surgery checklist use (ASC-6) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Even though ASCs are no longer required by Medicare to report the use of a safe surgery checklist, it is still a good idea for facilities to continue using a checklist, as it ensures that the ASC has implemented safe surgery practices during each of the three critical perioperative periods.

Several organizations have developed boiler plate checklists that can be adjusted to suit the needs of a particular ASC:

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