CMS revises guidelines on informed consent

April 2007
Same-Day Surgery;Apr2007, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p47
Academic Journal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised its guidance on informed consent and alcohol-based skin preps. • Hospitals must list all people performing specific significant surgical tasks. Closing a wound is not listed. One legal expert says this guideline is the standard of care that surgery centers also should follow. • CMS has stated support for the use of alcohol-based skin preps.


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