jueves, 30 de octubre de 2014

FY2016 Payment Update Determination: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Data Submission Deadline Extension for IRF QRP Required Quality Measures Submitted via the CDC’s NHSN

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

NOTIFICATION: FY2016 Payment Update Determination: Data Submissions Deadline ExtensionThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) has extended the deadline for quarter 1 (Q1) 2014 quality measure data submitted via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The new deadline for submissions of Q1 2014 NHSN data is November 15, 2014. Please note that this new deadline aligns with the previously established quarter 2 (Q2) 2014 quality measure data submission deadline, effectively requiring the submission of both Q1 2014 NHSN data and all Q2 2014 data no later than 11:59:59 p.m. on November 15, 2014. This deadline extension for IRFs is only for quality measure data submitted via the CDC’s NHSN. CMS strongly encourages all facilities to submit data several days prior to the deadline to allow time to address any submission issues and to provide opportunity to review submissions to ensure data is complete.
For the FY 2016 payment update determination, only data submitted for the following quality measure are affected by the quarter 1 (Q1), 2014 data submission deadline extension:
  • National Health Safety Network (NHSN) Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Outcome Measure (NQF #0138)
 Data Collection Timeframe                         Final Submission Deadlines
Q1: January 1– March 31, 2014                   Originally August 15, 2014 - Extended to November 15, 2014 for                                                                               quality data submitted to CMS via CDC’s NHSN
Q2: April 1 – June 30, 2014                           November 15, 2014 (All quality data collected during Q2 2014, including data collected using the quality indicator section of the IRF-PAI, as well as data collected and submitted via the CDC’s NHSN)

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For questions about Quality measure calculation, data submission deadlines, data items in the Quality Indicator section of the IRF-PAI: IRF.questions@cms.hhs.gov

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