Ambulatory surgical centers subject to a reduction in Medicare outpatient payments in calendar year 2016 due to non-compliance with the ASC quality reporting program may appeal the determination by submitting a reconsideration request by March 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. Eligible ASCs that do not meet all ASCQR program requirements or participate in the program will receive a 2 percentage point reduction of the annual payment update. About 95.9% of ASCs eligible to participate in the program met the criteria to receive a full payment update of negative 0.3% for calendar year 2016, CMS said. The annual payment update status for each ASC eligible for the program can be found at www.qualitynet.org.