CMS Extends Hospital Quality Reporting Deadline

Hospitals submitting first-quarter data for the inpatient care quality reporting program now have until August 23, instead of August 15, to submit data, according to an AHA News Now report. The deadline was extended due to “data submission challenges” with both the Hospital Reporting and National Healthcare Safety Network systems.

In addition, CMS extended the deadline for reviewing and correcting the Fiscal year 2014 Percentage Payment Summary Report for the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program from August 24 to August 26. This extension is due to scheduled weekend maintenance on the Hospital Reporting System.

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CMS June 26 ODF Postponed

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum (ODF) scheduled for Wednesday, June 26 has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances.  The new date for the ODF is July 9, 2013. Please make a note of it.