Additional Exemption Information for ASCs
4/4/2017 1:19 PM
As per The Final Rule on page 79,810 of the Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (Final Rule), an ASC that qualifies for the exemption from the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program because it had fewer than 240 Medicare claims (Medicare primary and secondary payer) in the year prior to the data collection year for the applicable payment determination, would also qualify for the exemption from the OAS CAHPS Survey for the same time period. In accordance with the Final Rule, these ASCs are not required to submit a participation exemption request form for the OAS CAHPS Survey for the same time period.
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