Resources and Tools

Note: The deadline for ASCs to submit ASC-8: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel has been extended to August 15, 2015. To submit these data, ASCs must begin enrolling in NHSN a minimum of eight weeks before the new deadline to complete the enrollment process.

Program Resources

Materials designed to help users understand and meet the requirements of the Ambulatory Surgical Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program

  • ASCQR Quality Reporting Questions & Answers — Provides both immediate feedback for questions related to ASC quality reporting and a searchable database of past responses
  • ASCQR Frequently Asked Questions — Provides feedback to the most recently asked questions regarding the ASC program
  • ASC ListServe — Best source for notifications about program developments and educational opportunities
  • ASCs on QualityNet — Overview and news about program; portal for access to the QualityNet Secure Portal
  • ASCQR Program Guide for New Facilities — Essential information for ASCs new to the ASCQR Program
  • ASCQR Reference Checklist — Summary of program requirements
  • Extraordinary Circumstance Extension/Exemption documents — For use when an ASC is unable to submit data or access medical records due to an extraordinary circumstance such as a natural disaster. ASCs must submit the form within 45 calendar days of the date of the extraordinary circumstance. *

Measure Resources and Tools

Explanatory information and guidance for use in answering program measures

Cataract and Endoscopy Measure Tools

For use in collecting data for the cataract and endoscopy measures; may be modified per the facility’s needs

Helpful Resources from CMS

References and regulatory guidance

Helpful Resources from Associations

Links to materials from professional organizations