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A blueprint for success: implementation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandated anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation in a large health system.

Abdelmalak BB, Adhami T, Simmons W, et al. A blueprint for success: implementation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandated anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation in a large health system. Anesth Analg. Epub 2022 May 12. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000006052

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June 15, 2022
Abdelmalak BB, Adhami T, Simmons W, et al. Anesth Analg. 2022;135(1):198-208.

A 2009 CMS Condition of Participation (CoP) requires that a director of anesthesia services assume overall responsibility for anesthesia administered in the hospital, including procedural sedation provided by nonanesthesiologists. This article reviews the CoP as it relates to procedural sedation, lays out a framework for implementing this role, and describes challenges of implementation in a large health system.

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Abdelmalak BB, Adhami T, Simmons W, et al. A blueprint for success: implementation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandated anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation in a large health system. Anesth Analg. Epub 2022 May 12. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000006052