Hospital OQR Data Submission Deadlines

Population and Sampling Data and Clinical Data Submission

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS has established the following quarterly deadlines for hospitals participating in the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program.

Encounter Quarter
Population and Sampling Data Submission Deadline†
Clinical Data Submission Deadline
Q2 2018  (Apr 1 – June 30, 2018)
Nov 1, 2018
Nov 1, 2018
Q3 2018  (July 1 – Sept 30, 2018)
Feb 1, 2019
Feb 1, 2019
Q4 2018  (Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2018)
May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
Q1 2019  (Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2019)
Aug 1, 2019
Aug 1, 2019

Submission of Population and Sampling data for these quarters is voluntary.

The required data for each facility must be submitted via the QualityNet Secure Portal and successfully accepted into the OPPS Clinical Warehouse by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the dates shown. Early submission is recommended so that transmission problems can be rectified. (Quarterly data in the OPPS Clinical Warehouse may be updated until the data submission deadline; no updates to cases for the quarter will be accepted after the submission deadline.)

Web-Based Measures Submission

The data submission period for Web-based measures (OP-12, OP-17, OP, OP-29, OP-30, OP-31, and OP-33) and the chart-abstracted aggregate value measure (OP-22) begins on January 1, 2019, and extends through May 15, 2019.

Web-based measures submitted during this time period reference the clinical encounter period January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018. For OP-31, submission of data is voluntary; however, submitted data will be publicly reported.

For more information on submitting Web-based Measures data, refer to Guidelines for Hospital OQR Measures (PDF-302 KB) document.

Additional Deadlines

Other deadlines and dates to remember for calendar year 2020 payment determination can be found in the Hospital OQR Program Important Dates (PDF-340 KB) document.

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