Optional Public Reporting

formerly Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA)

IQR hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) allows hospitals that are part of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Payment Program to also submit optional quality measures that can be publicly reported and are not required for the Hospital IQR Payment Program.

  • In order to have the opportunity to submit, preview and publish the optional measures, an IQR-participating hospital must complete an Inpatient Optional Public Reporting Notice of Participation, in addition to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program Notice of Participation Agreement.

Non-IQR hospitals

CMS also allows hospitals that are not part of the Hospital IQR Payment Program to submit quality measures that can be publicly reported.

  • In order to have the opportunity to submit, preview and publish quality measures, a non-IQR-participating hospital must complete a Public Reporting Notice of Participation pledge.

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