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.

Claims-Based Measures Reference Period Specifications Manual
July 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016

Version 5.1, PDF or ZIP, (Updated 01/15/16)

Jan. 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016

Version 5.0a, PDF or ZIP, (Updated 01/15/16)

Oct. 1, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2015

Version 4.1, PDF or ZIP, (Updated 03/25/16)

Jan. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2015

Version 4.0a, (Updated 12/02/15)

Jan. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014 Version 3.0c
Jan. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2013 Version 2.0
Oct. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012 Version 1.0b

Web-Based Measures Reference Period Specifications Manual
Jan. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014 Version 3.0c*

    *For ASC-7, facilities must utilize Specifications Manual 4.0a
Jan. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2013 No Web-based measures submitted in 2014
Oct. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012 Version 2.0

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