CHA News Article

CMS Delays Data Collection on Three IPF Quality Reporting Program Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that, because measure specifications have not yet been finalized, it will postpone data collection for three measures in the inpatient psychiatric facility quality reporting program: transition record with specified elements received by discharged patients, timely transmission of transition record measures and screening for metabolic disorders. Data collection, which was scheduled to begin July 1, will now begin Jan. 1, 2017, and will apply to the federal fiscal year 2019 payment determination. CHA has supported efforts by the American Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals, the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute to delay data collection on the measures.