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.
The PCHQR program requires participating facilities to submit data for specific cancer clinical process of care measures. These quality measures will be announced no later than October 1, 2012.
To meet the PCHQR Program requirements, PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals (PCHs) will be required to submit all quality measures 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.
Questions regarding the PCHQR Program may be directed to the Telligen help desk, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time:
PCHQR Support Help Desk
Phone: (888) 961-6425