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New Resources Available to Assist IPF Quality Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the availability of several new tools to assist providers participating in the inpatient psychiatric facility quality reporting (IPFQR) program. The tools include a manual with an overview of the program, measure specifications, step-by-step guidance on the QualityNet secure portal registration, data submission using the web-based measures application and preview report processes. CMS has also made available paper abstraction tools designed as an optional, informal mechanism to assist IPFs in collecting certain measure data for the IPFQR program. Finally, CMS has posted frequently asked questions about existing measures, use of an electronic health record, new measures for calendar year 2015, and the Facility, State and National report. For more information, visit www.qualityreportingcenter.com/resources/tools/ipf.

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