Reporting on ASC Quality Measures 6 & 7

If you have not yet reported on ASC Quality Measures 6 & 7, there is still time to do so. CMS has extended the deadline to report these two measures via the web-based tool until August 23, 2013. The extension is due to a delay caused by technical issues in opening the portal for reporting from July 1 to July 12.

The two measures are:

ASC – 6: Safe surgery checklist use 2012
ASC – 7: 2012 Volume of Certain Procedures

The data for these two measures relates to all ASC patients (Medicare and non-Medicare).

Additional information for these two measures can be found at: http://www.oqrsupport.com/media/ASC_Web-Based_Measures_Guidelines_OFMQ_review_FINAL_508.pdf

For more information on this program, visit: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/ASC-Quality-Reporting/index.html

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