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Back-up paper forms available to submit IPF quality measures

August 22, 2013

Inpatient psychiatric facilities having difficulty submitting quality data using the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ online application may submit data using back-up paper forms, CMS announced today. IPFs that need the forms may obtain them from CMS support contractor Telligen by emailing IPF-PCHQRSupport@telligen.org or calling (888) 961-6425. Telligen also plans to post the forms to QualityNet as soon as possible. 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 tomorrow, Aug. 23, to receive a full payment update in Fiscal Year 2014.