CHA News Article

CMS Announces Delay in Fourth Quarter 2015 Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a delay in the system release of fourth quarter (Q4) 2015 discharge/encounters, including sepsis data and ICD-10 codes. The following applications for inpatient quality reporting (IQR) and outpatient quality reporting (OQR) have been impacted:

  • Hospital Inpatient Population & Sampling
  • Hospital Inpatient Measure Designation
  • CMS Abstraction Reporting Tool (CART)
  • CMS Clinical Warehouse
  • Vendor Authorization

CMS anticipates the Q4 2015 applications will be available in early to mid-March, and there will be no disruptions in service for the February 2016 submission deadlines for hospital IQR, OQR and PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Q3 2015 discharge/encounters. The current IQR, PCHQR and OQR May 2016 deadline remains in place. 

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