ASC Program Rule History

Federal Register Reference

The ASC Quality Reporting Program issues proposed and final changes during the annual rulemaking cycle for the OPPS/ASC proposed and final rules with comment period. These rules are published typically in or around July and November, respectively, in the year prior to the effective date of the next January and are available on-line at the Federal Register. The below table lists Federal Register references for program policies and procedures codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). ASCQR Program requirements are codified at sections 42 CFR 416.305 to 416.320.

Calendar Year Federal Register Reference Page Number* Program-related Codifications
2021 Volume 85 86187

New:

  • Review and corrections policy (pages 86191-86192)

Updated:

  • Replace the term “security administrator” with the term “security official” (page 86189)
  • Update of Language Generally was codified to make consistent use of “data collection period” (Page 86190)
  • Deadlines falling on a Saturday, Sunday, legal holidays (page 86191)
2020 Volume 84 61420 None
2019 Volume 83 59110
  • Measure Retention and Removal (pages 59111-59114)
2018 Volume 82 59445

Finalized policy:

  • Delay of ASC–15a–e OAS CAHPS implementation (page 59474)
2017 Volume 81 79797

New:

  • OAS CAHPS Survey administration requirements (pages 79823-79824)

 

Updated:

  • Data Submission via a CMS Online Data Submission Tool (pages 79821-79822)
  • Public Reporting (pages 79819-79820)
  • Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions or Exemptions (pages 79824-79825)
  • Program Reconsideration Procedures (page 79825)
2016 Volume 80 70526

New:

  • Statutory authority for the ASCQR Program (page 70526)
  • Process for measure removal (pages 70526-70527)
  • Technical Specifications policies (70531)
  • Public Reporting policies (pages 70531-70533
  • Administrative requirements (page 70533)
  • Participation status (pages 70533-70534)
  • Data processing and collection periods (page 70534)
  • Minimum Threshold, Minimum Case Volume, and Data Completeness for QDCs (pages 70534-70535)
  • Data submission policies (pages 70535-70536)
  • Claims-Based Measure Data policy (page 70536)
  • Indian Health Service participation policy (page 70536)
  • Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions or Exemptions policy (page 70537)
  • Program Reconsideration Procedures (page 70537)
2015 Volume 79 66966 None
2014 Volume 78 75112 None
2013 Volume 77 68492 None
2013
(Fiscal Year)
Volume 77 IPPS** 53637 None
2012 Volume 76 74492 None
2011 Volume 75 72108 None
2010 Volume 74 60655 None
2009 Volume 73 68779 None
2008 Volume 72 66875 None

*This page number denotes the Federal Register page on which the ASCQR program requirements begin.
** Inpatient Prospective Payment System