Resources and Tools

Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program Resources and Tools

The following documents are designed to assist facilities participating in the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program.

Facility Contact Change Form-The information provided in the form is used to ensure successful outreach to IPFQR Program contacts regarding data submission reminders, APU-related communications, CMS notifications, as well as information about updated resources.

To access current or prior version of the IPFQR Program Manual (as well as Release Notes for the current version of the manual), click on the links below:

IPFQR Program Manual Date Finalized
Version 4.0
Version 4.0 Release Notes
Version 3.1
Version 3.1 Release Notes
Version 3.0
Version 3.0 Release Notes
Version 2.2 11/10/2016
Version 2.1 06/07/2016
Version 1.0 02/05/2015

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IPFQR Program Questions and Answers Tool Click on the link to search for posted question and answer pairs as well as submit any new questions that are not already addressed in the Q&A tool or in a published summary of questions and answers.

License for Use of Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition

The following resources are for the claims-based measures in the IPFQR program, which CMS will calculate for FY2022 public reporting using Medicare Fee-for-Service claims data.

File Name File Type  
IPFQR Program Claims-Based Measure Specifications PDF Download
Follow-up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness Codebook Excel Download
30-Day All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Following Psychiatric Hospitalization-in an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Codebook Excel Download
Medication Continuation Following Inpatient Psychiatric Discharge Codebook Excel Download




Resource materials pertaining to the most recent ISR confidential review period for the CBMs are listed below. Each ZIP file contains an example ISR using mock data and a user guide designed to assist in the review of the ISR for the specific measure .