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Reporting Period for ASC Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Measures Ends
August 23, 2013

  

To fulfill 2013 reporting requirements for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program and avoid a 2 percent payment update reduction in calendar year 2015, ASCs must report two web-based measures August 23, 2013.  CMS has extended the data entry deadline for submission due to technical difficulties with the Secure Portal.

 

The two web-based measures are ASC-6 (Safe Surgery Checklist Use) and ASC-7 (ASC Facility Volume Data on Selected ASC Surgical Procedures). The measures must be reported during the July 1-August 15 time frame for services furnished between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.

Please be aware, an ASC must have an active security administrator to submit measures ASC-6 and ASC-7. Registration information is available online through QualityNet.org. If your ASC does not yet have an active security administrator, it is imperative that you complete and file the paperwork immediately because of a high-volume of applications being processed.  You cannot submit the web-based measures until a user ID and initial passcode for the My QualityNet user site has been provided to you.  

For more detailed portal enrollment and login instructions, see the Secure QualityNet Portal New User Enrollment Training (WMV-20 min.) and Section 5 of the QualityNet User Guide (PDF-4 MB).  

Useful tips for reporting on ASC-6 and ASC-7 are available online.

For gastroenterology, ASC-7 must be reported for the following procedures:  

GI endoscopy procedures
43239, 43235, 43248, 43249, 43251, 44361, 45330, 45331, 45378, 45380, 45381, 45383, 45384, 45385

Swallowing tube (esophagus)
43450

Hernia repair
49505

GI screening procedures
G0105, G0121

In addition to the web-based measures, ASCs must also submit quality data codes on the Form-CMS 1500 for measures ASC-1 through ASC-5.  More information on the ASCQR Program and measure specifications is available online.