The ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program is a quality measure data reporting program implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for care provided in the ASC setting. The ASCQR Program exists to promote higher quality, more efficient health care for Medicare beneficiaries through data reporting, quality improvement, and measure alignment with other clinical care settings.

ASCs that meet program requirements during a given calendar year (CY) receive their full annual payment update for the upcoming CY; ASCs that do not participate or fail to meet those requirements may receive a 2% reduction of their annual payment update. To participate in the program, an ASC submits quality measure data; once an ASC submits any quality measure data under the ASCQR Program, the ASC is considered to be participating in the program.

Measures for CY 2014 Payment Determination

  • ASC-1 Patient Burn
  • ASC-2 Patient Fall
  • ASC-3 Wrong Site, Wrong Side, Wrong Patient, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Implant
  • ASC-4 Hospital Transfer/Admission
  • ASC-5 Prophylactic Intravenous (IV) Antibiotic Timing

Measures for CY 2015 Payment Determination

  • ASC-1 Patient Burn
  • ASC-2 Patient Fall
  • ASC-3 Wrong Site, Wrong Side, Wrong Patient, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Implant
  • ASC-4 Hospital Transfer/Admission
  • ASC-5 Prophylactic Intravenous (IV) Antibiotic Timing
  • ASC-6 Safe Surgery Checklist Use
  • ASC-7 ASC Facility Volume Data on Selected ASC Surgical Procedures

Measures for CY 2016 Payment Determination

  • ASC-1 Patient Burn
  • ASC-2 Patient Fall
  • ASC-3 Wrong Site, Wrong Side, Wrong Patient, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Implant
  • ASC-4 Hospital Transfer/Admission
  • ASC-5 Prophylactic Intravenous (IV) Antibiotic Timing
  • ASC-6 Safe Surgery Checklist Use
  • ASC-7 ASC Facility Volume Data on Selected ASC Surgical Procedures
  • ASC-8 Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel

For more information, visit http://cms.hhs.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/ASC-Quality-Reporting/index.html

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