Process to Suppress OAS CAHPS Survey Data from Public Reporting during Voluntary Implementation
10/30/2018 10:38 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 January 2019 public reporting refresh (which includes data from
Quarter 3, 2017 to Quarter 2, 2018), vendors must notify the OAS CAHPS
Survey Coordination Team (via email at firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 15,
2018 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.
Prior to each refresh, the Coordination Team will announce the deadline for
the next suppression deadline. 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.