Hospital OQR Program Tools and Resources

Public Reporting
Outpatient Hospital Compare Preview Quick Reference GuideA quick reference guide for your facility’s publicly reported data
Outpatient Hospital Compare Preview Report Help GuideAn instructional guide for hospitals on how to access and understand publicly reported data
Program Resources
Successful Reporting in the Hospital OQR Program:  A Step-by-Step Guide for New FacilitiesEssential information for those new to the Hospital OQR Program
Hospital OQR Reference ChecklistSummary of the current year’s program requirements
Hospital OQR Important Dates for Calendar Year 2019 Payment DeterminationSummary of calendar year 2019 payment determination’s reporting dates
Q3 2017 Hospital Quality Reporting ChecklistA step-by-step guide for data submission
Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Question and Answers ToolImmediate feedback to your questions and a searchable database of past responses
Q4 2017 Outpatient/Inpatient TimelineReporting deadlines and important dates for the OQR and IQR Program
Hospital OQR:  ListServeEmail sign-up to receive the most up-to-date information and education
Hospital OQR on QualityNetProgram information and access to data submission portal and reports
CMS Extraordinary Circumstances Extension/Exemption Guidelines and FormPlease visit
Hospital Contact Change FormUpdate your facility’s contact information
Hospital Quality Reporting 101Resources for new quality reporting professionals
Measure Resources
NHSN:  Preparing for Data SubmissionLearn how to add new users and Facility Administrators
Hospital OQR Quality Measures and TimelinesReporting periods and data submission deadlines for the CY 2018 Payment Determination
World Health Organization Surgical Safety ChecklistSample form to use for OP-25
Measure Guidelines and Tools
Hospital OQR Provider Contact Time:  GuidelinesGuidance for abstracting for OP-20
Arrival Time:  GuidelinesGuidance for abstracting ED Arrival Time for OP-18
ED Departure Time:  GuidelinesGuidance for abstracting ED Departure Time for OP-18
Hospital OQR Reason for Delay in Fibrinolytic Therapy:  GuidelinesGuidance for abstracting OP-1 and OP-2
Hospital OQR Measures Submitted Via a Web-Based Tool:  Submission GuidelinesSupport for data entry into the web-based tools for current year’s Payment Determination
Hospital OQR Measures Submitted Via a Web-Based Tool:  Sampling GuidelinesDetailed information on sample size determination for web-based measures
Endoscopy Tools
OP-29 and OP-30:  Data Collection Tool TemplateInstructional data collection template for OP-29 and OP-30
OP-29: Appropriate Follow-Up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients
OP-29:  FlowchartDiagram of data collection for OP-29
OP-29:  Denominator CodesCPT® codes to use for OP-29
OP-29:  Fact SheetGuidance for collecting data for OP-29
OP-30: Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps- Avoidance of Inappropriate Use
OP-30: FlowchartDiagram of data collection for OP-30
OP-30:  Denominator CodesCPT® codes to use for OP-30
OP-30:  Fact SheetGuidance for collecting data for OP-30
Cataract Tools
OP-31: Cataracts – Improvement in Patient’s Visual Function within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery
OP-31:  Data Collection GuidelinesGuidance for collecting data for OP-31
OP-31:  Data Collection ToolData collection log for OP-31
External Beam Radiotherapy Tools
OP-33:  FlowchartDiagram of data collection for OP-33