CMS delays deadlines for inpatient quality data submission, review

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today extended the deadline for hospitals submitting first-quarter data for the inpatient quality reporting program to Aug. 23 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The original deadline was Aug. 15. Due to data submission challenges with both the Hospital Reporting and National Healthcare Safety Network systems, the extension applies to both clinical data and data on healthcare-associated infections, including 2012-2013 flu vaccination for health care personnel. 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 Aug. 24 to Aug. 26 due to scheduled weekend maintenance on the Hospital Reporting System.

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