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We handle data submission to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) for our Behavioral Healthcare Performance Measurement System (BHPMS) participants. NRI will help prepare you for IPFQR and save your facility valuable staff time. Be ready now while the program is still “pay-for-reporting” as it is likely to change to “pay-for-performance” and the standards will be much higher.

With our constant vigilance, NRI prepares you for IPFQR. To keep abreast of reporting requirements, facilities are encouraged to review postings under Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities on the Quality Net website.

Facilities are encouraged to watch for the release of the Measures Under Consideration, generally around December, that highlights potential measures for all the CMS quality reporting programs.  

Know the CMS cycle of releasing updates to measure requirements: April – proposed rule, August – final rule; measures generally activate on January 1 of the following year.

For other requirements related to CMS certifications, facilities should consult the CMS official website.

Current measure areas include: use of restraint and seclusion, HBIPS 1 Screening in five areas, Tobacco treatment during hospitalization and referral at discharge, Unhealthy alcohol use treatment during hospitalization, Substance disorder treatment referral at discharge, Influenza Immunization, Transition Record to Patients and Next Care Providers, Screening for Metabolic Disorders.

CMS also calculates measures based on claims data. As a participant in the BHPMS, we will help you interpret these measures in light of other census-based measures.

To find out more about NRI’s Behavioral Healthcare Performance Measurement System (BHPMS) contact us at [email protected].

NRI is proud to note that Lucille Schacht, our Senior Director for Performance and Quality Improvement, has served on the technical advisory panel for CMS for the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program, and on the technical advisory panel for The Joint Commission for Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services.

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