At ASCA’s Request, CMS Extends ASC Quality Reporting Deadline


May 18, 2021

At ASCA’s Request, CMS Extends ASC Quality Reporting Deadline

Thanks to ASCA’s continued advocacy and ongoing conversations with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) staff about the difficulties ASCs were encountering in the new process ASCs must use to submit quality data this year, CMS has extended the data submission deadline from Monday, May 17, 2021, to Monday, July 19, 2021, at 11:59 pm PT.

This extension will hopefully provide ASCs with sufficient time to obtain needed HARP accounts with the Security Official (SO) role for the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program.

ASCA worked with CMS and the Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to advocate for this extension, which recognizes the unique challenges faced by ASCs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the confusion surrounding the new enrollment process this year.

For further information, please visit QualityNet or contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 866.288.8912, Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–7:00 pm CT.

ASCA will provide additional information as it becomes available.