Notice of Publication of the Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2019
folder_openFinal/Proposed Rulescalendar_todayPosted July 31, 2018

The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs CY 2019 Proposed Rule has been published in the Federal Register today, July 31, 2018. The Proposed Rule is available on the OAS CAHPS website at 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. If approved in the Final Rule (to be published in November 2018), this means that OAS CAHPS would continue with the voluntary reporting throughout 2019.

The OPPS and ASC Rules are updated annually. The next update (CY 2020 Rule) will be proposed in July and finalized in November 2019. The CY 2020 Rule will reflect any planned changes that would impact the 2020 data collection period (CY 2022 payment determination).

If you have questions, you can contact the OAS CAHPS Survey Coordination Team via e-mail at or call 1-866-590-7468.