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CHA Encourages Members to View FSRs for Outpatient Colonoscopy Measure
National provider calls scheduled for July 14 and 16

CHA reminds hospitals of the upcoming dry run of the “Facility 7-Day Risk-Standardized Hospital Visit Rate after Outpatient Colonoscopy” measure for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers. The dry run will take place from July 1 through July 31. During that time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide facilities with facility-specific reports (FSRs) for the measure. The FSR contains patient-level data, facility-specific results, and state and national results for the colonoscopy measure. CMS encourages facilities to review their FSRs thoroughly and submit any questions and comments to CMSColonoscopyMeasure@yale.edu.

CMS will hold two national provider calls to present the measure methodology and address questions. Hospital outpatient departments are asked to participate on July 14 from 11 a.m. – noon (PT), and ambulatory surgical centers on July 16 from 11 a.m. - noon (PT). Additional information about registration for the calls will be provided on QualityNet in late June.

Registered QualityNet users can access their FSRs by logging into QualityNet and clicking Secure File Transfer in the top right corner of the screen. From there, users can view their mailbox and select Inbox to access their facility’s dry run FSRs beginning July 1. Those who have problems accessing their FSRs should contact the QualityNet help desk at qnetsupport@hcqis.org.

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