CMS Updates ASC Quality Reporting Specifications Manual
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a new version of the ASC Quality Reporting Specifications Manual, according to an ASCA report.
The revised manual clarifies that ASCs are only supposed to submit quality codes to Medicare when a bill is generated, noting that "it is not possible to submit a claim for processing for quality reporting where there is no charge as such claims will be rejected by the Medicare Administrative Contractor."
Small changes were also made to update the manual as the ASC Quality Reporting Program moves into its second year.
Click here to download a copy of the revised manual.
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