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Clarification of the Interpretive Guidelines for the Anesthesia Services Condition of Participation

Revisions to Appendix A, “Survey Protocol, Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals.” This instruction updates and clarifies the guidance for the Anesthesia Services Condition of Participation and related standards.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: May 21, 2010

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