Notice of Publication of the Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2022
folder_openFinal/Proposed Rulescalendar_todayPosted August 4, 2021

The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs CY 2022 Proposed Rule has been published in the Federal Register today, August 4, 2021. The Proposed Rule is available on the OAS CAHPS website at 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.

The OPPS and ASC Rules are updated annually. The next update (CY 2023 Rule) will be proposed in July or August 2022 and finalized in November 2022. The CY 2023 Rule will reflect any planned changes that would impact the 2023 data collection period (CY 2025 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.