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
Influenza Vaccination
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

  1. Reporting Requirements
  2. Measure List
  3. Deadlines

The Joint Commission ORYX®
initiative for quality improvement

  1. Reporting Requirements
  2. Measure List
  3. Deadlines

An Acronym Reference Guide


Quality Reporting Package

Erin Heilman