Notice of Participation

Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program

To participate in the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program, each eligible facility must complete an online Notice of Participation (accessed via the QualityNet Secure Portal). By signing the Notice of Participation, an inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) acknowledges that it is willing to participate in the program and publicly report the quality measures.

Once an IPF has submitted a Notice of Participation, it is an active IPFQR Program participant until the IPF submits a withdrawal form. Eligible IPFs that do not have an IPFQR Program Notice of Participation status of Participating by the annual submission deadline will receive a reduction of 2.0 percentage points to that year's annual update to its standard federal rate.

All new and existing IPFs that wish to change their IPFQR Program Notice of Participation (e.g., participate as a newly eligible IPF, withdraw due to closure, etc.) must contact the Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting outreach and education support contractor (VIQR SC) for the IPFQR Program via email or by phone (866-800-8765) for guidance on next steps.

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