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IPFQR: Keys to Successful 2017 Reporting

Posted by Stacey Arens-Wilson on Jul 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program data submission period is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 19 and end on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) acknowledged that this delayed start date will result in a shortened, four-week data submission period.  Due to the shortened submission period, CMS has:

  • Removed age strata and quarters from the QualityNet Secure Portal web-based data collection tool, significantly reducing data entry burden.
  • Provided screen shots and general data submission guidance via the IPFQR Program Manual dated June 7, 2016
  • Arranged for a step-by-step review of instructions on the data submission process during the upcoming IPFQR Program webinar. 

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Topics: IPFQR, Quality Reporting, core measures abstraction, abstraction vendor, core measures abstraction vendor, quality measures abstraction

Handouts Available from Quality Reporting Webinars

Posted by Revee White on Mar 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Last week, we held a series of webinars detailing quality reporting changes in the 2015 Specifications Manual. With three webinars in total, each one focused on a different topic. Topics included:

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Topics: IPFQR, core measures abstraction

New Resources for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Quality Reporting

Posted by Revee White on Nov 21, 2014 10:48:31 AM

There are new quality measures coming to the Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Quality Reporting (IPFQR ) Program beginning with Jan. 1, 2015 discharges. The measures cover tobacco use and immunization and also include three new claims-based measures.

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Topics: IPFQR, Quality Reporting

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