The Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2022 is to be Published on the Federal Register on August 4, 2021
folder_openFinal/Proposed Rulescalendar_todayPosted July 21, 2021

The 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 August 4, 2021. A preview (or "unpublished" version) of the Proposed Rule is available through the link provided here.

In this Proposed Rule, CMS intends to incorporate two additional mixed modes (web with mail follow-up of nonrespondents and web with telephone follow-up of nonrespondents), allowing a total of five modes of survey administration for the OAS CAHPS Survey beginning in CY 2022. The Proposed Rule also indicates that the implementation of the OAS CAHPS Survey will remain voluntary until CY 2023. Participation in the OAS CAHPS Survey will be linked to reimbursement beginning with CY 2024 for HOPDs and ASCs. Confirmation of plans will be published in the CY 2022 Final Rule in November 2021.

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