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The Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program is a pay-for-reporting program that promotes higher quality, more efficient health care for Medicare beneficiaries through measurement. This means ASCs must submit quality reporting data to receive their full annual payment update.

Ambulatory Surgical Centers: Tips and Success Stories

On July 26, 2018, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) and The Texas Medical Foundation (TMF) Quality Innovation Networks jointly hosted a multi-state open forum webinar on ambulatory surgical center (ASC) quality reporting. The QINs shared quality measure reporting at the state level, along with...

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ASC QIN-QIO Information Flyer

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) has created this Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) information flyer, detailing all the ways that we can help your Ambulatory Surgical Center to establish quality improvement (QI) processes that are designed to achieve...

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ASC-10: Colonoscopy with History of Adenomatous Polyps

Download the at-a-glance pocket card for ASC measure 10.

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ASC–9 & ASC–10: A Study to Promote Appropriate Use (Tutorial)

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) has developed a toolkit to assist your organization in using ASC-9 and ASC-10 data to improve documentation of appropriate colonoscopy intervals. Download the recording and the materials below. Documentation Essentials ASC–9 Appropriate Follow-Up and ASC–10...

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ASC-9: Colonoscopy for Average-Risk Patients

Download the at-a-glance pocket card for ASC measure 9.

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ASCQR Support Contractor Information

Access ASCQR resources from the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) and Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Outreach and Education Support Programs via the national Support Contractor website.

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Build a Successful Quality Reporting Program for ASCs

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) and the TMF Quality Innovation Network joined together to produce their first multi-state ambulatory surgical center (ASC) open forum webinar in May 2017 to focus on ASC reporting. Mary Ellen Wiegand, RN, LHRM,CASC, CNOR, HSAG Quality Improvement Specialist,...

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How to Create a Quality Improvement Project Plan Tutorial and Presentation

Watch this 13-minute tutorial on how you can "take a shot" at creating a quality improvement project plan for your facility. Download the presentation to follow along with the tutorial and watch today! Play the tutorial by clicking on the Take a Shot: Create a Quality Improvement Project Using ASC-8 Data video link. A WebEx player is required to view the video and may be downloaded here.

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Regional Data for Ambulatory Surgical Centers: Are You Ready for 2018?

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) and the TMF Quality Innovation Network co-presented a multi-state open forum webinar on ambulatory surgical center (ASC) quality reporting. Quality measures at the state and national level were compared. In addition, a review of the changes to the Ambulatory...

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Staff Immunization Strategies

Find examples of solutions and interventions for improving staff immunization rates.

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