Northern Colorado Endoscopy Center is licensed by the state health department prior to becoming operational.  Obtaining a license requires strict adherence to state regulations.

The Center is licensed by the state of Colorado through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) as well as a certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  ASCs with these certifications are regularly surveyed for compliance to regulations.

Certification by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

For an ASC to receive reimbursement for services provided to Medicare or Medicaid recipients, the ASC must be certified by CMS.  Obtaining certification requires the same strict adherence to federal regulations outlined in Code for Federal Regulations, Title 42, Chapter IV, Subchapter B, Part 416.  To qualify for certification, the ASC is evaluated for compliance to regulations by undergoing an unannounced survey.  A plan of correction is required to address any non-compliance to regulations.

For more information on the patient care standards set forth by CMS, please visit the following resources:

CMS Quality, Safety & Oversight – Guidance to Laws & Regulations