The GAO has issued a report entitled “Health-Care-Associated Infections: HHS Action Needed to Obtain Nationally Representative Data on Risks in Ambulatory Surgical Centers.” The GAO examined the availability of data on HAIs in ASCs nationwide, and found that no current sources of data on HAIs in ASCs provide information on the extent of the problem nationwide. The GAO recommended a protocol for HHS to use to conduct recurring periodic surveys of randomly selected ASCs. CMS concurred with the recommendation.