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.

You can access the IPF Specifications Manual webpage on QualityNet where you can download the Specifications Manual for National Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Measures, Version 1.0. There you will find abstraction guidance and technical specifications pertinent to the IPFQR Program.

To access current or prior versions of the IPFQR Program Manual and the associated Release Notes document, 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 FY2023 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 .