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CMS Announces IPFQR Data Review and Correction Period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) will have an opportunity to correct data submitted for the fiscal year 2014 annual payment update (APU). Recognizing that some IPFs experienced technical difficulties in reviewing and modifying their data in QualityNet’s Strucutal/Web-Based Measure application, CMS has offered a correction period of Nov. 11 – 22. It is important to note that the APU decision was based on whether data was submitted, so data corrections will not alter the FY 2014 APU decision.

IPFs do not need to take any action if no data corrections are needed. The complete CMS announcement and instructions for correcting data are available on the QualityNet website. For information about the IPF quality reporting program, contact the support contractor by telephone at (888) 961-6425 or by email at