Process to Suppress OAS CAHPS Survey Data from Public Reporting for July 2020 Refresh
4/30/2020 8:00 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 July 2020 public reporting refresh (which includes data from
Quarter 1, 2019 to Quarter 4, 2019), vendors must notify the OAS CAHPS
Survey Coordination Team (via email at email@example.com) by May 15, 2020 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 OAS CAHPS Survey Coordination Team via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free
(866) 590-7468, if you have any questions.