Recovery Act Ambulatory Surgical Center Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Initiative
CMS and States will improve quality assurance of ASCs during FY 2009 and FY 2010 by implementing a new survey process to promote
better infection control practices. Approximately 10 million is available to States for this purpose over the course of the
two years. By June 30, 2009, we request that States volunteering for implementation in 2009 submit key information to CMS.
Recovery Act funds may not be used to support work already required by CMS.