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Paper Forms Available to Assist With Data Due Tomorrow for IPFQR Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that any inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) having difficulty submitting an online notice of participation for tomorrow’s quality reporting (QR) program deadline may use the attached paper forms. Eligible facilities that choose not to participate in the IPFQR program or that do not meet program requirements will be subject to a two percent reduction in their annual Medicare payment update for FY 2014.

Completed forms may be submitted via one of the following options:

1) The My QualityNet Global Exchange Group “Inpatient Psych QR Support Contractor,” or
2) Secure fax to program manager Telligen, IPFQR Support, (515) 558-5073

The deadline for both paper and online submissions is 11:59:59 on Aug. 23. If forms have already been submitted online, paper forms should not also be submitted. Questions about the IPF program should be directed to or (888) 961-6425.