louisiana NEWS

Hospital IQR Submission Deadline Extension May Be Granted to LA Hospitals

The submission deadline for hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program to enter Quarter 1 (Q1) 2016 Perinatal Care Elective Delivery Measure (PC-01) data is Friday, August 26, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. PT. However, due to recent flooding in parts of Louisiana, those hospitals that were affected by the natural disaster can apply for an extension of this deadline.
Eligible IQR hospitals with an active IQR Notice of Participation are required to complete the PC-01 submission using the Inpatient Web-Based Measures data entry tool, via the QualityNet Secure Portal.

However, a facility can request an extension of or exemption from various Quality Reporting requirements due to extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the facility. To request an extension or exemption, complete and submit the Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions/Exemptions Request Form.  Hospital Inpatient, Inpatient Psychiatric, and PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals must be submitted within 30 days of the extraordinary circumstance.

For questions, please use the Inpatient Questions & Answers tool or contact the Hospital IQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor at 866.800.8765.