Updated: CMS to Grant Exceptions to ASCs Affected by Harvey

Due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will grant exceptions for Medicare quality reporting requirements to ASCs located in areas affected by the storm.

ASCs will get exceptions without having to submit an extraordinary circumstances exception (ECE) request if they are located in one of the Texas counties or Louisiana parishes listed below, all of which have been designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a major disaster county. The scope and duration of the exception under the Medicare quality reporting program for ASCs is described below. All of the exceptions, however, will be granted to assist these providers while they direct their resources toward caring for their patients and repairing structural damages to facilities.

Source: ASCA

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