ASCQR Program Tools and Resources

Public Reporting
ASCQR Preview Report Quick Reference Guide A quick reference guide for your facility’s publicly reported data
Program Resources
Successful Reporting in the ASCQR Program: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Facilities Essential information for those new to the ASCQR Program
ASCQR Reference Checklist Summary of the current year’s program requirements
ASCQR Questions & Answers Right Now Tool Immediate feedback to your questions and a searchable database of past responses
ASCQR Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about the ASCQR Program
ASC ListServe Registration Email sign-up to receive the most up-to-date information and education
ASCs on QualityNet Program information and access to data submission portal and reports
CMS Extraordinary Circumstances Extension/Exemption Guidelines and Form Please visit
ASC Contact Change Form Update your facility’s contact information
Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program 101 Resources for new quality reporting professionals
National Healthcare Safety Network Registration Register to enter data in for the ASC-8 Influenza vaccination measure
Measure Resources
NHSN: Preparing for Data Submission Learn how to add new users and Facility Administrators
Quality Data Codes:  Fact Sheet In-depth support for using QDC codes
World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist Sample form to use for ASC-6
CY 2018 Ambulatory Surgical Center Measure Reporting Dates Data collection and submission deadlines
CY 2019 Ambulatory Surgical Center Measure Reporting Dates Data collection and submission deadlines
Antibiotic Quick Reference Card Pocket card or poster to use for ASC-5
Fact Sheet for Remittance Advice: Tips for Accurate Reporting Guide for understanding RAs with examples
Measure Guidelines and Tools
ASC Measures Submitted Via A Web-Based Tool: Submission Guidelines Tips for collecting and reporting ASC-6, ASC-7, ASC-8, ASC-9, ASC-10 and ASC-11
Quality Data Codes: Submission Guidelines Fact sheet for ASC-1 through ASC-5
Eligible Denominator Populations For Payment Year 2018 CPT® Codes and Support for ASC-9, ASC-10, and ASC-11
Endoscopy Tools
ASC-9 and ASC-10: Data Collection Tool Instructional data collection template for ASC-9 and ASC-10
ASC-9: Appropriate Follow-Up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients
Endoscopy Tool ASC-9 Flowchart Diagram of data collection for ASC-9
ASC-9: Denominator Codes CPT® codes to use with ASC-9
Fact Sheet for ASC-9 Guidance for collecting ASC-9
ASC-10: Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps – Avoidance of Inappropriate Use
Endoscopy Tool ASC-10 Flowchart Diagram of data collection for ASC-10
ASC 10: Denominator Codes CPT® codes to use with ASC-10
ASC 10: Fact Sheet Guidance for collecting ASC-10
ASC-11: Cataracts: Improvement in Patient’s Visual Function within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery
ASC-11 Cataract Tool: Data Collection Tool Data collection template for ASC-11
ASC-11 Cataract Tool: Data Collection Log Guidelines Guidance for using ASC-11 tool
Helpful Resources from CMS
Final Rule for CY 2017, posted November 14, 2016 Guidance for ASC reporting begins on page 236 of the downloadable PDF
Proposed Rule for CY 2018 published July 20, 2017 Changes proposed for finalization in November 2017
Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Payment rates for the ASCQR Program
Helpful Resources from Associations
ASC Quality Collaboration Measure Summary and Implementation Guide
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Guidance and support for reporting in the ASCQR Program from the ASC Association