The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its manual for the ASC quality reporting program.  The manual provides clear and important information on how ASCs should report information to CMS.  Quality reporting will be mandatory beginning October 1, 2012 and ASCs that fail... ASC Association is a nonprofit association representing the interests of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) throughout the nation. It represents all aspects of the industry including the physicians, nurses, administrative staff, and owners.