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CMS Accepting QualityNet Submissions from IPFs
Quality data must be submitted by Aug. 23

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) may submit quality data to the QualityNet website until Aug. 23. Earlier this month, CMS delayed the data submission process because of system constraints. IPFs and separately licensed, distinct-part psychiatric units in acute-care hospitals paid under the IPF prospective payment system are eligible to participate in the IPF quality reporting program. Beginning with fiscal year 2014 payments, eligible facilities must comply with all quality reporting requirements and deadlines to receive a full annual payment update.

Questions about the IPF quality reporting data submission process can be directed to CMS support contractor Telligen at (888) 961-6425 or IPF-PCHQRSupport@telligen.org.

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