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IQR Population and Sampling Data Submissions Due Nov. 1

To receive their full annual payment update, all inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) hospitals participating in the hospital inpatient quality reporting (IQR) program must collect and submit population and sampling data. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encourages hospitals to submit their data at least two days prior to the Nov. 1 deadline, allowing time to address potential submission issues. Hospitals with an active IQR Notice of Participation are required to submit the population and sampling data using the web-based data entry tool through the QualityNet Secure portal. 

Hospitals must have at least one QualityNet security administrator (SA) registered and active in order to meet the reporting requirements. To check on SA status, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at (866) 288-8912. Questions about the hospital IQR program may be submitted through or by calling (844) 472-4477 or (866) 800-8765, weekdays from 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PT).