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Updated Resources Now Available for the IPFQR Program

CMS and the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Support Contractor have released updated tools to assist facilities participating in the IPFQR Program. The IPFQR Program Manual provides a comprehensive overview of the IPFQR Program, measure specifications, as well as step-by-step guidance on the QualityNet Secure Portalregistration, data submission using the Web-based measures application, and preview report processes.  Key updates:
  • Refined definition of terms for the Transition Record with Specified Elements Received by Discharged Patients and the Timely Transmission of Transition Record measures
  • Algorithm to identify the initial patient population for the Transition Record Measures
  • Additional information  for the Screening for Metabolic Disorders measure: Measure Information Form (MIF), algorithm, and data element dictionary
IPFQR Program Abstraction Tools provide an optional, informal abstraction mechanism to assist IPFs in the collection of data for the IPFQR Program.  New and updated paper tools:
  • NEW – Data Collection Tool for the Transition Record with Specified Elements Received by Discharged Patients and Timely Transmission of Transition Record Measures
  • NEW – Data Collection Tool for the Screening for Metabolic Disorders Measure
  • UPDATED – Non-Measure Data Collection Tool
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