Hospital OQR Program Tools and Resources

Program Resources
Successful Reporting in the Hospital OQR Program:  A Step-by-Step Guide for New Facilities Essential information for those new to the Hospital OQR Program
Hospital OQR Reference Checklist Summary of the current year’s program requirements
Q2 2017 Hospital Quality Reporting Checklist A step-by-step guide for data submission
Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Question and Answers Tool Immediate feedback to your questions and a searchable database of past responses
Q3 2017 Outpatient/Inpatient Timeline Reporting deadlines and important dates for the OQR and IQR Program
Hospital OQR:  ListServe Email sign-up to receive the most up-to-date information and education
Hospital OQR on QualityNet Program information and access to data submission portal and reports
CMS Extraordinary Circumstances Extension/Exemption Guidelines and Form Please visit QualityNet.org
Hospital Contact Change Form Update your facility’s contact information
Hospital Quality Reporting 101 Resources for new quality reporting professionals
Measure Resources
NHSN:  Preparing for Data Submission Learn how to add new users and Facility Administrators
Hospital OQR Quality Measures and Timelines Reporting periods and data submission deadlines for the CY 2018 Payment Determination
World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist Sample form to use for OP-25
Measure Guidelines and Tools
Hospital OQR Provider Contact Time:  Guidelines Guidance for abstracting for OP-20
Arrival Time:  Guidelines Guidance for abstracting ED Arrival Time for OP-18
ED Departure Time:  Guidelines Guidance for abstracting ED Departure Time for OP-18
Hospital OQR Reason for Delay in Fibrinolytic Therapy:  Guidelines Guidance for abstracting OP-1 and OP-2
Hospital OQR Measures Submitted Via a Web-Based Tool:  Submission Guidelines Support for data entry into the web-based tools for current year’s Payment Determination
Hospital OQR Measures Submitted Via a Web-Based Tool:  Sampling Guidelines Detailed information on sample size determination for web-based measures
Endoscopy Tools
OP-29 and OP-30:  Data Collection Tool Template Instructional data collection template for OP-29 and OP-30
OP-29: Appropriate Follow-Up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients
OP-29:  Flowchart Diagram of data collection for OP-29
OP-29:  Denominator Codes CPT® codes to use for OP-29
OP-29:  Fact Sheet Guidance for collecting data for OP-29
OP-30: Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps- Avoidance of Inappropriate Use
OP-30: Flowchart Diagram of data collection for OP-30
OP-30:  Denominator Codes CPT® codes to use for OP-30
OP-30:  Fact Sheet Guidance for collecting data for OP-30
Cataract Tools
OP-31: Cataracts – Improvement in Patient’s Visual Function within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery
OP-31:  Data Collection Guidelines Guidance for collecting data for OP-31
OP-31:  Data Collection Tool Data collection log for OP-31
External Beam Radiotherapy Tools
OP-33:  Flowchart Diagram of data collection for OP-33
OP-33:  Fact Sheet Guidance for collecting data for OP-33
Helpful Resources from CMS
OPPS CY 2017 Final Rule, Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 219 for the Hospital OQR Program Current governing regulations for the Hospital OQR Program
Proposed Rule for CY 2017 published July 6, 2016 Changes proposed for finalization in November 2016