The Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2019 is to be Published on the Federal Register on July 31, 2018
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Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center
Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs
Proposed Rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on July
31, 2018. A preview (or "unpublished" version) of the Proposed Rule is
available through the link provided here.
In this Proposed Rule, CMS proposes to continue voluntary participation in
the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare
Providers and Systems (OAS CAHPS) Survey Based Measures OP-37a-e/ASC-15a-e,
until further action in future rulemaking. CMS will continue to analyze the
national implementation data and consider any necessary modifications to
the survey tool and/or CMS systems.
CMS continues to believe that these measures address an area of care that
is not adequately addressed in the current measure set and will be useful
to assess aspects of care where the patient is the best or only source of
information. These measures will enable objective and meaningful
comparisons between hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery
If you have questions, you can contact the OAS CAHPS Survey Coordination
Team via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-590-7468.