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CMS Extends Review and Corrections Period for Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the review and corrections period for the federal fiscal year 2015 hospital readmissions reduction program to 11:59 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 22. During this time, hospitals may access their hospital-specific report (HSR), which contains detailed information about their excess readmission ratios, prior to public reporting of the data. Hospitals should review the data to determine whether any errors exist and submit a request for correction if needed. HSRs are available to hospital staff who are registered QualityNet users and who are assigned either of two QualityNet roles: hospital reporting feedback – inpatient role, or file exchange and search role. For assistance downloading the HSR from the QualityNet Secure Portal, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at qnetsupport@hcqis.org. Provide the name of the hospital and the hospital’s CMS Certification Number, previously referred to as the Medicare provider number.

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