CHA News Article

CHA Reminds Members to Submit Quality Data

A number of approaching deadlines for federal quality reporting programs are detailed below. For more information on each deadline, visit

  • HCAHPS Data Submission Deadline: The HCAHPS data submission deadline has been extended to Jan. 8 at 9:59 p.m. (PT) due to technical upgrades that have made some functions of the QualityNet Secure Portal intermittently unavailable. The Jan. 8 submission deadline applies to patients discharged in July, August and September 2015 (third quarter of 2015). The HCAHPS data review and correct period has also been extended from the original dates of Jan. 7 - 13 to Jan. 9 - 15 at 9:59 p.m. (PT).
  • Population and Sampling Data Submission Deadline: The deadline to submit third quarter 2015 population and sampling data for hospitals participating in the inpatient quality reporting (IQR) program is Feb. 1 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Hospitals must submit the quarterly aggregate Medicare and non-Medicare population and sample counts for the required IQR measure sets (i.e. acute myocardial infarction, global, stroke and venous thromboembolism) to meet IQR requirements and receive their full annual payment update. If a hospital submitted specified electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for Emergency Department, stroke and/or venous thromboembolism to meet IQR requirements, it is still required to submit the aggregate Medicare and non-Medicare population and sample counts for those measure sets by Feb. 1.
  • IPFQR NHSN Registration Deadline: All facilities participating in the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) program must be registered with the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) in order to submit influenza vaccination among health care personnel measure data. IPFs should register with the NHSN before March 4 in order to assure enrollment prior to May 15.