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


Fibrinolytic Therapy Received Within 30 Minutes of ED Arrival


Median Time to Transfer to Another Facility for Acute Coronary Intervention


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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