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Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Chart-Abstracted Targeted Hospitals Selected for Validation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital IQR Program has selected the targeted sample of hospitals for validation of Chart-Abstracted clinical process of care and Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) measures for the FY 2021 annual payment update (APU) determination. The quarters included in FY 2021 Inpatient Validation are third quarter 2018 (3Q18), fourth quarter 2018 (4Q18), first quarter 2019 (1Q19), and second quarter 2019 (2Q19).

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Hospitals-Inpatient — Overview

Through its hospital quality improvement initiatives, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) strives to improve the care provided by the nation's hospitals and publicly display (on Hospital Compare) quality information to consumers and others.

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