Ambulatory Surgical Centers Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program
The ASC Quality Reporting Specifications Manual provides measure information and specifications for Medicares 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.Over time, it will be necessary to present more than one version of the manual on this web page so that a specific data collection time period (i.e., based on ASC dates of service) can be associated with the applicable manual.
|Specifications Manual||Claims-Based Measures Reference Period||Structural Measures Reference Period|
|Version 3.0, (PDF-199 KB)||Beginning Jan. 1, 2014||Jan. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2013|
|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|