On November 15, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register final rules that would, among other things, update payment policies and rates under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Payment System for Calendar Year (CY) 2013. The rulemaking notice also includes new regulations, and amendments to current regulations, applicable to Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), and revises the Quality Reporting Program for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities.