CHA News Article

Sept. 5 Data Submission Deadlines for IQR and OQR Programs Approaching

CHA reminds members that data submission deadlines for the hospital outpatient quality reporting (OQR) program and inpatient quality reporting (IQR) program are approaching on Sept. 5. Due to reported technical issues with QualityNet, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the first quarter OQR deadline for clinical process of care data and population and sampling data from Aug. 21 to Sept. 5. CMS also extended the first quarter IQR deadline for clinical process of care data, including PC-01 and population and sampling data, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5. If hospitals continue to experience any problems submitting data, they should contact the QualityNet Help Desk directly by email at or by phone at (866) 288-8912, Monday through Friday, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT).