Hospital News - Outpatient
July 2013 Hospital Compare preview reports are now available on My QualityNet for participating hospitals. The preview reports are available April 11 through May 10, 2013. The data in the preview reports will be reported on Hospital Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) website for Medicare beneficiaries and the general public.
- Contact Help Desk regarding OQR pledge changes
- CMS seeks comment on conversion to ICD-10 specifications for OIE measures
- Final CY 2013 OPPS rule published
- Final CY 2013 OPPS/ASC rule issued
Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program Overview
To meet Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program requirements and receive the full Annual Payment Update (APU) under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), hospitals must meet administrative, data collection and submission, and data validation requirements. Hospitals must submit data for 23 quality measures: 14 clinical performance measures; seven Imaging Efficiency Measures; and two Web-based Structural Measures. Participating hospitals agree that they will allow Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to publicly report data for the quality measures (as stated in the current OPPS Final Rule).More »