CHA News Article

Submission Period Updated for IPFQR Program
HQR system release delayed

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated the annual submission period for the inpatient psychiatric facility quality reporting (IPFQR) program. Because the QualityNet Secure Portal Web-based Measures Application system will be unavailable beginning today through July 16, this summer’s IPFQR submission period is now July 17 through Aug. 29. In addition, because of the downtime in the secure portal system’s availability, the release of the hospital quality reporting 6.0 system has been delayed. Questions can be directed to the QualityNet Help Desk at or at (866) 288-8912.