Resources and Tools
New: Hospital Compare Preview Documents for July 2017
- Inpatient Hospital Compare Preview Quick Reference Guide
- Inpatient Hospital Compare Help Guide
- Inpatient Hospital Compare Withholding Request Form
Hospital Contact Change Form
National Health and Safety Network (NHSN) Survival Guide: Developed by and used with permission of Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Arizona, California, Florida, Ohio, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Hospital IQR Program Resources
Hospital IQR Program Requirements
The following are materials designed to help users understand and meet the requirements of the Hospital IQR Program.
Hospital IQR Program Important Dates and Deadlines
First Quarter (1Q) 2017 (January 1 through March 31, 2017)
FY 2019 Payment Determination for CY 2017 Reporting Period
Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Measure Exception Form
Hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program may file an IPPS measure exception form for Perinatal Care (PC-01) and Emergency Department (ED-1 and ED-2) measures. Qualifying hospitals may also file exceptions for Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) measures, which include Surgical Site Infection (SSI), Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI), using the IPPS measure exception form provided below.
Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions/Exemptions (ECE) Request Form
CMS offers a process for hospitals to request and for CMS to grant extensions or exemptions with respect to the reporting of required quality data when there are extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the hospital, using the ECE request form provided below. For further information related to eCQMs, please reference the Questions and Answers document, immediately following the ECE request form.
- ECE Request Form
- eCQM ECE Policy Clarification Questions and Answers (Updated: 03/10/2017)