Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program

Facility Contact Change Form

  • Contact Change Form, PDF Fillable Form-122 KB (Updated 01/29/19) - Use to report any changes regarding key contacts at the facility (CEO/administrator, IPFQR specialist, medical record contact, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) contact, and QualityNet Security Administrators) to help ensure the facility receives all necessary correspondence regarding the IPFQR Program.

Program Manual

  • Version 5.0, PDF-5.8 MB (Updated 05/31/19) — Provides a comprehensive overview of the IPFQR Program, measure details, as well as step-by-step guidance on the QualityNet Secure Portal registration, data submission using the web-based measures application, and preview report processes.
    Key updates to the manual are described in the Release Notes, Version 5.0.
  • Release Notes, Version 5.0 PDF-87 KB (05/31/19)

Previous Program Manual Versions

Program Resources

The following documents are designed to assist facilities participating in the IPFQR Program:

  • Claims-Based Measure Specifications, PDF-614 KB (12/05/18) — Provides detailed specifications about the Follow-Up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness (FUH) and 30-Day All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Following Psychiatric Hospitalization in an IPF measures.
  • IPFQR Program Questions and Answers Tool Click on the link to search for posted question and answer pairs as well as submit any new questions that are not already addressed in the Q&A tool or in a published summary of question and answers.

IPFQR Program Resources for New Staff and New IPFs

Data Submission and Verification Checklists (Summer of 2019)

Measures Resources

The following tools are designed as optional, informal mechanisms to assist IPFs in the collection of data for the IPFQR Program:

Paper Tools for Data to be Submitted Summer of 2019

Paper Tools for Data to be Submitted Summer of 2020

Web Resources

The following sites provide additional information regarding the IPFQR Program and the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (PPS):

Archived Resources

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