NOTIFICATION: FY2016 Payment Update Determination: Data Submissions Deadline Extension
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) has extended the deadlines for quarter 1 (Q1) 2014 and quarter 2 (Q2) 2014 quality data submitted to CMS via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The new deadline for submission of Q1 2014 and Q2 2014 NHSN data is November 15, 2014. Please note that this new deadline aligns with the previously established quarter 3 (Q3)2014 LTCH QRP quality measure data submission deadline, effectively requiring the submission of the Q1 2014 NHSN data, Q2 2014 NHSN data and all Q3 2014 quality data no later than 11:59:59 p.m. on November 15, 2014. This deadline extension is only for LTCH QRP 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 measures are affected by the quarter 1 (Q1) and quarter 2 (Q2), 2014 data submission deadline extension:
- National Health Safety Network (NHSN) Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Outcome Measure (NQF #0138)
- NHSN Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Outcome Measure (NQF #0139)
Data Collection Timeframe
Final Submission Deadlines
Q1: January 1– March 31, 2014 Originally May 15, 2014 - Extended to November 15, 2014, for
quality data submitted to CMS via CDC’s NHSN
Q2: April 1 – June 30, 2014 Originally August 15, 2014 - Extended to November 15, 2014, for quality data submitted to CMS via CDC’s NHSN
Q3: July 1 – September 30, 2014 November 15, 2014 (All quality data collected during Q3 2014,
Including data submitted using the LTCH CARE Data Set, 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, and the LTCH CARE data set please email: LTCHQualityQuestions@cms.hhs.