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CMS Grants ASCs Exemption from ASCQR

CMS has granted an exception to ASCs for the following reporting requirements under the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program per 42 CFR 416.310(d)(2):

For ASC web-based data submissions:

  • Data collection and submission requirements for CY 2019 data that relate to CY 2021 payment determinations are exempt. These exceptions apply to all data submitted via the QualityNet Secure Portal for the May 15, 2020 deadline.

For all claims-based measures, data from encounters during the following period will not be used:

  • January 1, 2020–June 30, 2020

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