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IPFQR Data Review and Correction Period Deadline Is Nov. 22

The deadline for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) to correct data submitted for the fiscal year 2014 annual payment update (APU) is Friday, Nov. 22. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this month that some IPFs experienced technical difficulties in reviewing and modifying their data in QualityNet’s Structural/Web-Based Measure application and offered a one-time 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