General NAHDO Forum

Hospital Outpatient Department Volume for Selected Outpatient Surgical Procedures

The aggregate count of selected outpatient procedures performed within the outpatient department (e.g., outpatient surgery, cath lab, endoscopy) from all-payer data. This excludes procedures performed within the emergency department (ED). Most hospital outpatient procedures (99 percent) fall into one of seven categories: Cardiovascular, Eye, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Musculoskeletal, Nervous System, Skin.

Hospitals participating in the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program submit this data through a web-based tool.

Get more details about the procedure categories reported.