OQR Program Rule History

Federal Register Reference

The final rule is published annually in the Federal Register to describe changes to the program that determines the payment rates for Medicare services paid under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Hospitals should review the final rule to be aware of changes that affect the way data are reported for each calendar year.

Calendar Year Federal Register Reference Page Number* Program-Related Codifications
2020 Volume 84 61410

No New or Updated Codifications

2019 Volume 83 59080
  • Measure Retention and Removal: New (pages 59082 –59085)
  • Procedural/ Participation Requirements: Updated (pages 59103 – 59104)
2018 Volume 82 52564
  • General Submission Requirements: Updated (pages 59439)
  • Validation Requirements: Updated (pages 59441 –59442)
  • Extraordinary Circumstances Extension Requirements: Updated (pages 59443 – 59444)
2017 Volume 81 79753
  • Reconsideration Requirements: Updated (page 79795)
  • Extraordinary Circumstances Extension Requirements: Updated (page 79795)
2016 Volume 80 70502
  • Procedural/ Participation Requirements: Updated (page 70519)
  • Validation Requirements: Updated (page 70524)
  • Extraordinary Circumstances Extension Requirements: Minor update (page 70524)
  • Reconsideration Requirements: Updated (page 70524)
2015 Volume 79 66940
  • Procedural/ Participation Requirements: Minor Update (page 66962)
  • Validation requirements: Updated (pages 66964 – 66966)
  • Extraordinary Circumstances Extension Requirements: Updated (page 66966)
2014 Volume 78 75090
  • Procedural/ Participation Requirements (page 75109)
  • General Submission Requirements (pages 75110 – 75111)
  • Validation Requirements (pages 75117 – 75118)
  • Reconsideration Requirements (pages 75118 – 75119)
  • Extraordinary Circumstances Extension Requirements (page 75119)
2013 Volume 77 68467

No Program-related Codifications

2012 Volume 76 74451

No Program-related Codifications

2011 Volume 75 72064

No Program-related Codifications

2010 Volume 74 60629

No Program-related Codifications

2009 Volume 73 68758

No Program-related Codifications

2008 Volume 72 66860

No Program-related Codifications

* This page number denotes the Federal Register page on which the Hospital OQR program requirements begin.