Specifications Manual

Ambulatory Surgical Centers Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program

The Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program Quality Measures Specifications Manual provides measure information and specifications for Medicare’s ASC Quality Reporting Program. These standardized measures were selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to measure the quality of care for patients in the ASC setting.


Specifications Manual Claims-Based Measures Reference Period Structural Measures Reference Period
Version 3.0c, (PDF-248 KB) Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 No Web-based measures submitted in 2014
Version 2.0, (PDF-246 KB) Beginning Jan. 1, 2013 Jan. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012
Version 1.0b, (PDF-309 KB) Beginning Oct. 1, 2012 Jan. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012

Timelines – Specifications and Release Notes

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