For all patients, use a safe surgery checklist at any time during the year and track surgical volume from Jan 1 to Dec 31 to report in 2013.
Quality data G-code reporting begins; 50% of Medicare claims must contain G-codes.
October 1 – December 31
Include G-codes only on claims where Medicare is the primary payer.
Begin to include G-codes on claims where Medicare is either the primary or secondary payer.
Register for the QualityNet web site. Because these accounts will be deactivated after 120 days of inactivity, ASCA suggests that ASCs wait until March to register.
July 1 – August 15
Report 2012 use of safe surgery checklist and total 2012 surgical volume on the QualityNet web site.
One additional measure, Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Health Care Professionals, is slated to be added to the list of quality reporting measures.
More reporting requirements are expected to be added.