Ambulatory Surgical Center News
“Navigating QualityNet: Where to Find What You Need When You Need It,” a webinar for participants in the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program will be held on Wednesday, February 27, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will provide an overview of the QualityNet website and ASCQR program resources on QualityNet.
- Final CY 2013 OPPS/ASC rule published
- Final CY 2013 OPPS/ASC rule issued
- FY 2013 Hospital IPPS final rule published
Ambulatory Surgical Centers Overview
The Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Program is a pay-for-reporting, quality data program finalized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Under this program, ASCs report quality of care data for standardized measures to receive the full annual update to their ASC annual payment rate beginning with Calendar Year (CY) 2014 payments.
Initial program requirements were included in the CY 2012 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)/ASC final rule, CMS-1525-FC. The final rule can be viewed and downloaded from the Hospital Outpatient Regulation and Notices page of the CMS website. Details regarding the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Quality Reporting Program begin on page 371 of the downloadable PDF document (Federal Register page 74492).More »