CMS Notice of the Final Rule Making for Calendar Year 2019
11/15/2018 1:21 PM
Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center
Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs
CY 2019 Final Rule notification has been posted on CMS' website. The
notification provides a preview of what will be posted in the Federal
Register. The notice is available here.
As noted in the Proposed Rule (published in July 2018), 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. Therefore, OAS CAHPS will continue with voluntary reporting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-866-590-7468.