Resources and Tools

Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program Resources and Tools

The following documents are designed to assist facilities participating in the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program.

You can access the IPF Specifications Manual on the QualityNet Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Manuals webpage. There you will find abstraction guidance and technical specifications pertinent to the IPFQR Program by effective date, starting with CY 2022 discharges and events.

 Note: Due to CMS' decision to transition from aggregate to patient-level reporting of measure data for the IPFQR Program (per the FY 2022 IPF PPS Final Rule), CMS discontinued producing the IPFQR Program Manual, now located in the Archived Resources webpage. 

The following tools are designed as optional, informal mechanism to assist IPFs in the collection of data for the IPFQR Program:

For data to be submitted summer of 2024: Coming soon! 


Coming Soon.

IPFQR Program Questions and Answers Tool Click on the link to search for posted question and answer pairs as well as submit any new questions that are not already addressed in the Q&A tool or in a published summary of questions and answers.

License for Use of Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition

The following resources are for the claims-based measures in the IPFQR program, which CMS will calculate for FY2024 public reporting using Medicare Fee-for-Service claims data.

File Name File Type  
IPFQR Program Claims-Based Measure Specifications PDF Download
Follow-Up After Psychiatric Hospitalization Codebook Excel Download
30-Day All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Following Psychiatric Hospitalization-in an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Codebook Excel Download
Medication Continuation Following Inpatient Psychiatric Discharge Codebook Excel Download




Resource materials pertaining to the most recent ISR confidential review period for the CBMs are listed below. Each ZIP file contains an example ISR using mock data and a user guide designed to assist in the review of the ISR for the specific measure .