CHA News Article

Submission Deadline for HAI Data Extended Through Feb. 27

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the submission deadline for health care-associated infection (HAI) data for hospitals participating in the inpatient quality reporting (IQR), PPS-exempt cancer hospital reporting (PCHQR), inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) reporting, and long-term care hospital (LTCH) reporting programs. The original deadline was Feb. 15 and has been extended to Feb. 27 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). CMS notes the extension only applies to the HAI data submission deadline. The Feb. 15 submission deadline for Clinical Process of Care and Perinatal Care (PC-01) data remains in effect. CHA reminds hospitals that do not deliver babies that they must enter a zero for the Perinatal Care Elective Delivery Measure (PC-01) each discharge quarter, rather than leave the field blank. Questions about the various programs may be submitted as follows: