Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program

Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program

About the program

The Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program- Opens in a new window is a quality reporting program implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For this program, ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) providing care to people with Medicare must report data on certain measures of clinical quality. These quality measures reflect CMS priorities including safety, and readmissions to align with National Quality Strategy- Opens in a new window and CMS Quality Strategy- Opens in a new window priorities.

Data collected through the ASCQR program is publicly reported so people with Medicare and other consumers can find and compare the quality of care provided at ambulatory surgical centers. Publishing this data can improve facility performance by providing benchmarks for selected clinical areas and public view of facility data.

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