Hospital OQR Program

As the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program Support Contractor (Hospital OQR Program SC), HSAG supports activities under the Hospital OQR Program, including providing technical support and feedback to assist hospitals with quality data reporting. On this website, you will find numerous resources to enhance your knowledge of the program and reporting requirements, such as:

  • Reference and training materials
  • Tools for data collection, submission, and validation
  • Educational presentations
  • Timelines
  • Deadlines

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Hospital OQR Program Deadlines
for Chart Abstracted Data
Encounter Quarter Population and Sampling
Data Deadline *
Clinical Data
Submission Deadline
Q 4 2014 May 1, 2015 May 1, 2015
Q 1 2015 Aug 1, 2015 Aug 1, 2015
Q 2 2015 Nov 1, 2015 Nov 1, 2015
Q 3 2015 Feb 1, 2016 Feb 1, 2016
Q 4 2015 May 1, 2016 May 1, 2016

* Submission of Population and Sampling data for these quarters is voluntary.

Please Note: Dates are subject to change. Please verify Population & Sampling and Data Submission Deadlines on the QualityNet website.


Final CY 2015 OPPS Rule Published

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rule CMS-1613-FC, “Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Programs.” The final rule can be viewed and downloaded from the Federal Register. Details regarding the Hospital OQR Program begin on page 172 of the downloadable PDF file (page 66940 of the Federal Register).