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CMS Colonoscopy Measure Dry Run

July 7, 2015

Data collected on the measure during CY 2016 will impact ambulatory surgery center and hospital outpatient department payments during CY 2018.

Through July 31, 2015, the CMS ASC Quality Reporting Program (ASCQR) will conduct a “dry run” of a new outpatient colonoscopy measure for hospital outpatient department (HOPD) and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) quality reporting programs. This dry run allows ASCs to review their measure results, and ask questions about and become familiar with the measure calculation methodology.

Data collected on the measure during CY 2016 will impact ASC and HOPD payments during CY 2018. Facility-specific reports (FSRs) on the “7-day risk-standardized hospital visit rate after outpatient colonoscopy” measure will be available through QualityNet. Registered users should be able to access their accounts and FSRs by logging into the portal and clicking “secure file transfer.”

Users can view their mailbox and select “inbox” to access their facility’s dry run FSRs. Check www.qualitynet.org for technical specifications on the measure calculations, and for details on the July 14 and 16 National Provider Calls on the measure. Facilities can email questions to qnetsupport@hcqis.org.

Questions regarding your FSR should be emailed to CMSColonoscopyMeasure@yale.edu during the Q&A period from July 1 to July 31, 2015.

For more information, visit http://www.qualityreportingcenter.com/asc/asc-12/.

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