Outpatient Quality Reporting Measures

The measures for payment determination for hospitals participating in the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program are provided in the following table. These measures assess: process of care, imaging efficiency patterns, care transitions, ED throughput efficiency, use of Health Information Technology (HIT), care coordination, patient safety, and volume.

Hospital OQR Quality Measures

OP-2

Fibrinolytic Therapy Received Within 30 Minutes of ED Arrival

OP-3

Median Time to Transfer to Another Facility for Acute Coronary Intervention

OP-5

Median Time to ECG

OP-8 MRI Lumbar Spine for Low Back Pain
OP-9 Mammography Follow-up Rates
OP-10 Abdomen CT - Use of Contrast Material
OP-11 Thorax CT - Use of Contrast Material
OP-12 The Ability for Providers with HIT to Receive Laboratory Data Electronically Directly into their ONC-Certified EHR System as Discrete Searchable Data
OP-13 Cardiac Imaging for Preoperative Risk Assessment for Non-Cardiac Low-Risk Surgery
OP-14 Simultaneous Use of Brain Computed Tomography (CT) and Sinus Computed Tomography (CT)
OP-17 Tracking Clinical Results between Visits
OP-18 Median Time from ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients
OP-22 Left Without Being Seen
OP-23 Head CT or MRI Scan Results for Acute Ischemic Stroke or Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients who Received Head CT or MRI Scan Interpretation Within 45 Minutes of ED Arrival
OP-29 Appropriate Follow-Up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients
OP-30 Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps – Avoidance of Inappropriate Use
OP-31 Cataracts – Improvement in Patient’s Visual Function Within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery*
OP-32 Facility 7-Day Risk-Standardized Hospital Visit Rate after Outpatient Colonoscopy
OP-33 External Beam Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases
OP-35 Admissions and Emergency Department (ED) Visits for Patients Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy
OP-36 Hospital Visits after Hospital Outpatient Surgery
* OP-31 is a voluntary measure; any data submitted will be publicly reported.

For more information about measure data submission, refer to the Data Submission page.

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