Hospital OQR Program

Welcome to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (HOQR) Program. The HOQR Program exists to promote higher quality, more efficient health care for Medicare beneficiaries through measurement. Under this program, quality data reporting requirements for care rendered in the Hospital OQR setting were implemented starting with claims submitted for services beginning in 2008.

If you are new to the program or would like to learn more, please take a moment to review our website.

As the national support contractor for the HOQR Program, the team at HSAG is available to answer questions or supply any additional information you may need. We invite you to join the Hospital OQR Listserve at qualitynet.org to receive notifications about program developments. We are committed to offering quality service in a timely and effective manner. Please contact us at oqrsupport@hsag.com, or call us toll-free at 866.800.8756 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET with any comments, suggestions, or concerns you may have.

Final CY 2017 OPPS/ASC Rule Published

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rule CMS-1656 -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 192 of the downloadable PDF file (page 79753 of the Federal Register).