OAS CAHPS Survey Measures and Future Plans for Reimbursement
folder_openFinal/Proposed Rulescalendar_todayPosted June 24, 2022
According to the Final Rule, which was published in the Federal Register by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on November 16, 2021, CMS confirmed plans to link OAS CAHPS Survey measures to reimbursement in CY 2024 for HOPDs and CY 2025 for ASCs. If an HOPD or ASC does not meet the quality reporting requirement, they will receive a reduction of 2.0 percentage points in their annual fee schedule update.
ASCs should target 200 complete surveys annually to participate and HOPDs should target 300 complete surveys annually to participate.
Medicare-certified HOPDs and ASCs that treat fewer than 60 survey-eligible patients during the same 12-month eligibility period have the option to submit a request for exemption from participating in the OAS CAHPS Survey.
For more information about the payment update when OAS CAHPS measures become linked to reimbursement, please refer to the CY2022 Final Rule which was posted on the Federal Register (https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2021-24011/medicare-program-hospital-outpatient-prospective-payment-and-ambulatory-surgical-center-payment).
Please contact the OAS CAHPS Survey Coordination Team via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free (866) 590-7468, if you have any questions.