PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals News
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making the December 2017 Hospital Compare preview reports available on QualityNet on October 2, 2017. The preview reports are for hospitals and facilities participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR), Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) and PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Programs.
The Hospital Compare preview reports will be available from October 2 through October 31. Hospitals are encouraged to access and download reports early in the preview period in order to have time for a thorough review. The preview reports are only available during the preview period.
- CMS grants exceptions for Quality Program participants in FEMA disaster areas in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricane Maria
- CMS grants exceptions for Quality Program participants in FEMA disaster areas in Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricane Irma
- CMS grants exemptions for Quality Program participants in FEMA disaster areas in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey
- CMS releases October 2017 Hospital Compare preview reports
PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program Overview
The Prospective Payment System (PPS)-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program was developed as mandated by Section 3005 of the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148).
The PCHQR 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 Medicare beneficiaries by ensuring that providers are aware of and reporting on best practices for their respective facilities and type of care.
To meet the PCHQR Program requirements, PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals (PCHs) are required to submit specific quality measures related to the PCHQR Program to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), beginning with the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 payment determination year. Participating facilities must comply with the program requirements set forth, including public reporting of the measure rates on Hospital Compare.More »