The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is strongly encouraging all Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program users to enroll in the new QualityNet Secure Portal by May 1. The enrollment process includes a user identity proofing process, which is required for all federal systems that collect protected health information and are accessed electronically. Hospitals must complete enrollment by July 1 to submit IQR and OQR data through the new secure portal. More information can be found in QualityNet Secure Portal frequently asked questions.
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