ASCQR Program

Welcome to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program. The ASCQR Program exists to promote higher quality, more efficient health care for Medicare beneficiaries through measurement. Under this program, quality data reporting requirements for care rendered in the ASC setting were implemented starting with claims submitted for services beginning October 1, 2012.

If you are new to the program or would like to learn more, please take a moment to review our website.

As the national support contractor for the ASCQR Program, the team at HSAG is available to answer questions or supply any additional information you may need. We invite you to join the Ambulatory Surgical Center ListServe at to receive notifications about program developments. We are committed to offering quality service in a timely and effective manner. Please contact us at or call us toll-free at 866.800.8756 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET with any comments, suggestions, or concerns you may have.

Final CY 2017 OPPS/ASC Rule Published

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rule CMS-1656-FC, “Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Programs.” The final rule can be viewed and downloaded from the Federal Register. Details regarding the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program begin on page 236 of the downloadable PDF file (page 79797 of the Federal Register).