Process to Suppress OAS CAHPS Survey Data from Public Reporting for October 2019 Refresh
7/30/2019 10:48 AM
During voluntary implementation, CMS will allow participating hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to have their data suppressed, that is, not displayed on data.medicare.gov.
For the October 2019 public reporting refresh (which includes data from Quarter 2, 2018 to Quarter 1, 2019), vendors must notify the OAS CAHPS Survey Coordination Team (via email at firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 15, 2019 of any CCNs that choose to exclude their data from public reporting. Please note that the deadline for suppression is earlier than the date by which the preview reports are posted on oascahps.org.
The e-mail message to the Coordination Team should include the HOPD’s or ASC’s name and CMS Certification Number (CCN).
Please contact the Coordination Team via e-mail at email@example.com or call toll-free (866) 590-7468, if you have any questions.