Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program

Facility Contact Change Form

  • Contact Change Form, PDF Fillable Form-129 KB (Updated 04/13/17) - 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 3.1, PDF-3.8 MB (12/20/17) — 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 include (but are not limited to) the following:
    • Assigned version number to the manual
    • Measure abstraction clarification for the following measures:
      • Transition Record with Specified Elements Received by Discharged Patients
      • Timely Transmission of Transition Record
      • Screening for Metabolic Disorders
    • Updated guidance for downloading reports from the Hospital Compare website
  • Release Notes, Version 3.1 PDF-59 KB (12/20/17)

Previous Program Manual Versions

Program Resources

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

  • Claims-Based Measure Specifications, PDF-342 KB (12/20/17) — 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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), PDF-96 KB (05/11/17) – Provides answers to commonly asked questions from IPFQR Program stakeholders.

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 2018

Paper Tools for Data to be Submitted Summer of 2019

Web Resources

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

Previous Resources, ZIP

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