Cataract Quality Measure Implementation Delayed
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, CMS announced a delay in implementation of the Quality Measure associated with cataract surgery and visual function improvement. ASCs and hospitals were to begin gathering data for this measure on April 1, 2014 to report in early 2015.
Many organizations, including ASCRS and OOSS, opposed the measure and were instrumental in securing a delay. At the present time, this has been delayed until January 1, 2015. All other quality measures for ASCs remain in effect and should continue to be reported.