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CMS Posts Supplemental Documents to Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Reporting Program (ASCQR) Specifications Manual

CMS has determined that supplemental documents to the ASCQR Specifications Manual versions 5.0a and 5.1 are required for implementation beginning January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016, (5.0a) and July 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016 (5.1).

The supplemental documents include the following:
• Updates to Measure Information Form for ASC-12

The version 5.0a and 5.1 supplemental documents may be accessed on QualityNet at by selecting “Specifications Manual” under the “Ambulatory Surgical Centers” tab and then version 5.0a or 5.1 in the table. Options are available to download the entire manual or download the release notes.

For further assistance, please contact the ASCQR Program Support Contractor at 866.800.8756 or at