Videos, Resources, and Tools

Note: The deadline for ASCs to submit online data through NHSN and QualityNet has been extended to September 30, 2015. To submit these data, ASCs must begin enrolling immediately in NHSN and QualityNet to meet all ASCQR Program requirements.

Update Contact Information

Please use this form to send CMS any changes, additions, or deletions to facility contacts.

Depending on your web browser, you will need to:

  1. Download the form and save it to your computer
  2. Fill out the appropriate fields in the editable PDF and save your changes
  3. Send the form via fax to (877) 789-4443 or email to ASCContactChange@hsag.com

Videos

The video library contains short educational videos on key concepts in the ASC program. All videos are closed captioned, and many are available in both English and Spanish. At the end of most videos, you can print a sheet outlining the process covered in the video, as well as practice the process in an interactive simulation.

Click any link in the table below to view a video.

Title (Click to view video) Description
ASC – Entering Web-Based Measures (English) Learn how to log in to QualityNet, and enter measures ASC-6, ASC-7, ASC-9, and ASC-10
ASC – Becoming a Security Administrator (English) Learn how to fill out the SA form

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