Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Overview

The Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program was developed as a result of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. Section 5001(a) of Public Law 109-171 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 provided new requirements for the Hospital IQR Program, which built on the voluntary Hospital Quality Initiative.

The Hospital IQR Program is intended to equip consumers with quality of care information to make more informed decisions about healthcare options. It is also intended to encourage hospitals and clinicians to improve the quality of inpatient care provided to all patients. The hospital quality of care information gathered through the program is available to consumers on the Hospital Compare website.

Hospital IQR Program Resources

Hospital IQR Important Dates and Deadlines - Third Quarter 2015 through Fourth Quarter 2016

Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Measure Exception Form

Hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program may now file an Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Measure Exception Form for Perinatal Care (PC-01) and Emergency Department (ED-1 and ED-2) measures. Qualifying hospitals may continue to file exceptions for Healthcare-Associated Infection 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.

Resources for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Payment Determination

Resources for FY 2017 Payment Determination

Resources for Previous Fiscal Years’ Payment Determinations

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