Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program Overview

The Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) program was developed as mandated by section 1886(s)(4) of the Social Security Act, as added and amended by Sections 3401(f) and 10322(a) of the Affordable Care Act (Pub.L. 111-148).

The IPFQR pay-for-reporting 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 beneficiaries by, first, ensuring that providers are aware of and reporting on best practices for their respective facilities and type of care.

To meet the IPFQR program requirement, Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPFs) are required to submit all quality measures in the form, manner, and time as specified by the Secretary, to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), beginning with Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 payment determination year and subsequent fiscal years. Because this is a pay-for-reporting program, eligible facilities will be subject to payment reduction for non-participation. Eligible IPFs that do not participate in the IPFQR program in a fiscal year or do not meet all of the reporting requirements will receive a 2.0 percentage point reduction of their annual update to their standard federal rate for that year. The reduction is non-cumulative across payment years.

The following Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Disclosure Statement applies to forms and other information collection requirements associated with the IPFQR Program:

PRA Disclosure Statement 
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 0938-1171 (Expires 07/31/2019).  The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 10 minutes per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: CMS, 7500 Security Boulevard, Attn: PRA Reports Clearance Officer, Mail Stop C4-26-05, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

****CMS Disclosure****
Please do not send applications, claims, payments, medical records, or any documents containing sensitive information to the PRA Reports Clearance Office. Please note that any correspondence not pertaining to the information collection burden approved under the associated OMB control number listed on this form will not be reviewed, forwarded, or retained. If you have questions or concerns regarding where to submit your documents, contact the IPFQR Support Contractor at (844) 472-4477.

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