The next data submission deadline for ASC-20: COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel is Wednesday, November 15, and covers the data collected in the second quarter of 2023, April 1 through June 30.
For ASC-20, facilities must select one week per month on which to report to meet the quarterly submission requirement. Please note that this Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program measure is completely separate from the withdrawal of the federal vaccination requirement for healthcare personnel that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in May. Your facility must continue to report on ASC-20 until CMS removes it from the ASCQR Program, or you will be subject to future Medicare payment penalties. As a reminder, CMS has proposed to keep this measure in the ASCQR Program for 2024. ASCA will continue to advocate for the removal of this measure.
The ASCQR Program provides a Web-Based Measure Status Listing that allows facilities to check their data submission status for web-based measures in the program. Enter your ASC’s NPI or CCN in the ASC Facility and CCN Lookup section to see your facility’s submission status. ASCs that fail to meet ASCQR Program requirements are subject to a 2 percent cut to their fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare reimbursements.
If you have questions, contact the ASCQR Program Support Contractor at 866.800.8756 or through the Quality Question and Answer Tool.