Resources and Tools

Hospital Contact Change Form


New: Hospital Compare Preview Documents for October 2017

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.

eCQM Resources

Calendar Year (CY) 2016

CY 2017

Hospital VBP Program Resources