CMS to test new colonoscopy quality measure for ASCs through July 31: 4 key points

CMS plans to test its new outpatient colonoscopy measure for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers through July 31, according to an EndoNurse report.

Here are four key points on the "dry run."

1. The "7-day risk-standardized hospital visit after outpatient colonoscopy" measure is new to the CMS ASC Quality Reporting Program.

2. ASCs and HOPDs will be required to collect data on this measure in CY 2016. CY 2018 payments will be impacted by the data collection, according to the report.

3. CMS is offering the dry run period to allow ASCs and HOPDs a chance to measure results and ask any questions about the measure's calculation methodology, according to the report.

4. More information on the measure and data reporting is available through QualityNet.

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