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11/17/2017

2018 OPPS/ASC Final Rule- Changes to the Quality Reporting Requirements

1. Measures removed
      ASC-5: Prophylactic Intravenous (IV) Antibiotic Timing
      ASC-6: Safe Surgery Checklist
      ASC-7: ASC Facility Volume Data on Selected Procedures

2.  Measures delayed
      ASC-15a-15e: OAS CAHPS Survey-based Measures

3.  Batch data submission will be  allowed via an expanded CMS online tool

4.  Measures were also finalized for future years with the adoption of:
  ASC-17: Hospital Visits after Orthopedic ASC Procedures
                       (beginning with the CY 2022 Payment Determination) and
  ASC-18: Hospital Visits after Urology ASC Procedures
                       (beginning with the CY 2022 Payment Determination)