Skip to Main Content
Don't have an account? Create Account

CMS Extends Quality Reporting Deadline after Technical Issues

Hospitals will have more time to submit certain quality reporting data after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) received reports of system issues and inaccessibility with QualityNet.

As a result of the problems, CMS announced that inpatient and prospective payment system (PPS)-exempt cancer hospitals now have until Feb. 24 to submit:

  • chart-abstracted clinical measures and web-based perinatal care measures for the inpatient quality reporting (IQR) program; and
  • cancer-specific treatment measures for the PPS-exempt quality reporting program.

In addition, CMS extended the deadline to submit health careassociated infection data to the National Healthcare Safety Network to:

  • March 15 for hospitals in the IQR and PPS-exempt programs; and
  • May 15 for inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and long-term care hospitals.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

Share

About the Author

Michelle Rosenfeld is senior writer/editor at America's Essential Hospitals.