CMS Updates Quality Reporting Specifications Manual

August 13, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated version of its ASC Quality Reporting Specifications Manual.

The new version clarifies that all ASCs, regardless of specialty or procedure performed, must report one of the G-codes corresponding to the timing of prophylactic IV antibiotic administration.

The manual states, "CMS requires all facilities to report on the ASC-5 measure for all Medicare fee-for-service patients, even if there is no indication for or order for perioperative antibiotics (G8918)."

Click here to download the updated version of the manual.