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Home Health Quality Reporting Program - Home Health Quality Reporting Data Submission Deadlines

Guidance for providing an overview of deadlines for submitting data related to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program.

Final

Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: August 07, 2020

Overview

The Quality Assessment Only (QAO) performance requirement for the home health annual performance update (APU) is 90%. The table below shows the QAO reporting schedule to home health agencies for 2023. More information on the QAO performance requirement is available on the Home Health Quality Reporting webpage. The QAO Interim and Annual Performance Reports will remain in the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) folders for 120 days.

The HH QRP data submission requirements were temporarily exempted in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE). Additionally, public reporting of home health agencies’ data was frozen after the October 2020 refresh through October 2021. Beginning with the January 2022 refresh, public reporting will resume for quality measure data, including the release of the Provider Preview Reports. For additional information on COVID-19 PHE data exemption, please see the Home Health COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet (PDF) in the Downloads section of the Home Health QRP Training webpage.

2022 Schedule for QAO Performance Reports

Type of Performance ReportAvailable in iQIES folders:Includes OASIS Assessments COMPLETED During the period:Includes OASIS Assessments SUBMITTED by:
AnnualSeptember 2022July 01, 2021-June 30, 2022August 5, 2022
InterimJanuary 06, 2023October 01, 2021- September 30, 2022November 5, 2022
InterimMarch 23, 2023January 01, 2022- December 31, 2022February 5, 2023
InterimJune 22, 2023April 01, 2022-March 31, 2023May 5, 2023
AnnualSeptember 21, 2023July 01, 2022-June 30, 2023August 5, 2023

 

Below is the calendar of key CY2023 dates for Care Compare.

  January 2023April 2023July 2023October 2023
Preview reports available in iQIES October 6, 2022January 11, 2023April 5, 2023July 12, 2023
Quality of Patient Care Star Rating suppression request deadline November 4, 2022February 10, 2023May 5, 2023August 11, 2023
Deadline for submitting missing or corrected data August 15, 2022November 15, 2022February 15, 2023May 15, 2023
Care Compare updated January 2023April 2023July 2023October 2023

Home Health Quality Reporting Archives

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