Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Specifications Manual, v6.0a

For use in submitting data for encounters from 01/01/17 through 12/31/17.

Please note: Measures ASC-5, -6, and -7 have been removed from the program beginning with January 1, 2017 encounters. For more information regarding the removal of these measures, please see the 6.0a Release Notes or review the CY 2018 OPPS/ASC Final Rule.

View and/or download individual sections of the Specifications Manual, (PDF documents, unless noted), listed below.

Release Notes, 6.0a (12/14/17)

Release Notes, 6.0a (12/15/16)

Release Notes, 6.0 (6/22/16)

Table of Contents
Program Background and Requirements

Measure Information Form Introduction

ASC-1: Patient Burn

ASC-2: Patient Fall

ASC-3: Wrong Site, Wrong Side, Wrong Patient, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Implant

ASC-4: All Cause 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 (available by year end 2017)

ASC-8: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel

ASC-9: Endoscopy/Polyp Surveillance: Appropriate Follow-up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients

ASC-10: Endoscopy/Polyp Surveillance: Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps - Avoidance of Inappropriate Use

ASC-11: Cataracts - Improvement in Patient's Visual Function within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery

ASC-12: Facility 7-Day Risk-Standardized Hospital Visit Rate after Outpatient Colonoscopy

Quality-Data Coding and Sampling Specifications
Quality Data Transmission

Appendix A: Glossary of Terms

Appendix B: Preview Section

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