The ASC Quality Collaboration is an independent initiative that was established voluntarily by the ASC community to promote quality and safety in ASCs. It is committed to developing meaningful quality measures for the ASC setting.
Six of those measures have already been endorsed by the National Quality Form (NQF), the entity the Medicare program consults when seeking consensus measurement of quality care.
More than 20 percent of all ASCs are already voluntarily reporting the results of the ASC measures NQF has endorsed.
The ASC Quality Collaboration also provides infection control tool kits to ASCs that cover an extensive range of topics including hand hygiene, safe injection practices, single-use device reprocessing and more.