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CMS extends application deadline for IPF quality reporting program

August 15, 2013

Inpatient psychiatric facilities will have until Aug. 23 at 11:59 Pacific Time to submit their Notice of Participation in the IPF quality reporting program due to submission challenges with the online application, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. The original deadline was Aug. 15. This new deadline is the same as the measure submission deadline for the program. IPFs and distinct-part psychiatric units in acute care hospitals are eligible to participate in the IPF quality reporting program. Participating facilities must submit the Notice of Participation and required measures by Aug. 23 to receive a full payment update in FY 2014. Questions about the data submission process should be directed to CMS contractor Telligen at (888) 961-6425 or IPF-PCHQRSupport@telligen.org.