3 possible regulatory changes in GI that ASGE supports

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy outlined its position on regulatory burdens in CMS' proposed rule.

Here are the key details to know:

1. ASGE supports CMS' proposal to remove the requirement for ASCs to have a written hospital transfer agreement or physician admitting privileges at a hospital.

2. ASGE also expressed support for CMS' proposal to allow practices to establish and follow their own requirements for collecting pre-surgical medical histories and physical assessments instead of requiring them for all patients within 30 days before a procedure.

3. Additionally, ASGE agreed with CMS' decision to eliminate the requirement for ASCs and hospitals to document efforts to contact regional, tribal, state and federal emergency preparedness officials, as well as collaborating on planning efforts. GSGE also supports CMS' proposal to require facilities to review their emergency preparedness program every two years rather than annually, as well as requiring and documenting emergency program training for staff.

Read the ASGE's full comments here.

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