IQR Land: Hospital IQR Program Deadlines
Is this year slipping away from you? Major deadlines for reporting to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program are approaching. What to do?! Play the classic board game, IQR Land of course.
Try not to get lost as you navigate the dangerous terrain found within IQR Land. Journey through mountains and forests, across rivers and fields while navigating the submission deadlines for each IQR program requirement.
And for those of you who feel that this much color upsets your intellectual sensibility, we’ve made a very boring calendar for your viewing pleasure at the bottom of this blog.
To help you on your journey here is a summary of the Hospital IQR program deadlines that you’ll navigate below. Good luck explorers!
2017 Hospital IQR Program Deadlines
|Discharge Quarter||Submission Deadline|
|Clinical, HAI, PC-01||Population & Sampling||HCAHPS|
|Quarter 1 2017||August 15, 2017||August 1, 2017||July 5, 2017|
|Quarter 2 2017||November 15, 2017||November 1, 2017||October 4, 2017|
|Quarter 3 2017||February 15, 2018||February 1, 2018||January 3, 2018|
|Quarter 4 2017||May 15, 2018||May 1, 2018||April 4, 2018|
|Measures||Included Dates||Submission Deadline|
|eCQMs||Choose one quarter: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4||February 28, 2018|
|Structural & DACA||Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2017||April 1 – May 15, 2018|
Coverage Amount HCP
|Oct 1 2017 – Mar 31, 2018||May 15, 2019|
All dates are subject to change.
Data must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm PT on the submission deadline with the exception of HCAHPS, which must be submitted by 11:59 pm CT; validation medical records must be received by CDAC no later than 4:40 pm ET.
Validation for fiscal year 2019 includes Q3 2016, Q4 2016, Q1 2017, and Q2 2017.
Download a printable deadline calendar:
The Ultimate Regulatory Requirements Kit
CMS and The Joint Commission have been saying for a while that they are aligning the two programs to make it easier for hospitals to report their eCQM and chart-abstracted measure data to both organizations. So why is it so hard to find the information that you need for both programs in a consistent manner?
We understand. That’s why Medisolv put together our Ultimate Quality Reporting Package. We scoured through multiple CMS and Joint Commission documents to standardize and simplify the requirements for you.This bundle includes:
CMS IQR Program
The Joint Commission ORYX®
PLUS: An Acronym Reference Guide