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CMS did not propose to add new measures to the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Quality Reporting Program for 2018 or 2019 payment determinations, the ASC Association said. However, the agency proposed that seven measures be added for 2020 payment determinations for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.
Two proposed measures that require ASC data to be submitted directly to CMS are:
There are also five proposed measures for ASCs and hospital outpatient (OP) departments based on the use of the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (OAS CAHPS). The OAS CAHPS is a 37-item survey to assess the experience of care for patients who have received surgeries and other procedures in hospital OP departments and ASCs. “CMS would require OAS CAHPS data to be collected and submitted quarterly starting with visits on Jan. 1, 2018,” the American Hospital Association said.
The five proposed measures are:
For the CY 2020 outpatient quality reporting program, CMS proposes two more measures for hospitals:
The proposed rule can be accessed at http://bit.ly/29NT4Em.
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