QRC Deadlines for 2018

Deadlines from Quality Reporting Center

Quality Reporting Center has a couple of dates you should put on your calendar.

  • May 15 – The tool on QualityNet used for entering data for ASC-9 and ASC-10 opened on January 2, 2018. You can now enter your facility’s endoscopy measure data for 2017 encounters to fulfill ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program requirements. The updated ASCQR Reference Checklist summarizes these requirements for you. The tool closes on the May 15 deadline.

    *May 15 is a deadline for other data reporting programs, too, so get your data in early to avoid any potential technical difficulties.
  • April 14 –All currently enrolled NHSN Facility Administrators and Primary contacts received an email on January 30, 2018, from NHSN informing them that the Consent is available for their review and acceptance. The updated Consent form must be signed by your ASC’s Primary Contact or Facility Administrator by April 14 to ensure continued access to the NHSN and to the data entry tool for the influenza vaccination measure (ASC-8). Here are some FAQs about the form, and you can email the NHSN at [email protected] with the subject line “NHSN Reconsent” for more information.

  •  April 1 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing beneficiaries new Medicare cards with new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs). The new MBIs will be used for billing, eligibility status, and claim status after a transition period. Your facility will need to be ready to accept MBIs on April 1. CMS has a webpage,  https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/index.html and an ombudsman at [email protected] to assist providers with the transition.