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IRF QRP Reports Now Available in iQIES and UTC Time Display on Reports

Nov 21, 2019

IRF QRP Reports Now Available

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) reports that were previously available in the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) CASPER Reporting application are now available in the internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES).  Below is a list of the QRP reports that are now available in iQIES:

IRF QRP Reports

• IRF Review and Correct Report
• IRF Facility-Level Quality Measure (QM) Report
• IRF Patient-Level Quality Measure (QM) Report

For detailed information regarding how the IRF-PAI assessment-based measures are calculated, refer to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual v3.1 that is available on the CMS website at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/IRF-Quality-Reporting/Downloads/IRF-Measure-Calculations-and-Reporting-Users-Manual-V31-508c.pdf.

For detailed information regarding the IRF QRP reports in iQIES, refer to the IRF Quality Reporting Spotlight & Announcements page on the CMS website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/IRF-Quality-Reporting/Spotlights-Announcements.html.

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
 
The submission date and time are recorded in the database for all IRF-PAI records submitted to iQIES.  The time is stored in Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, which is five hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).  When time is displayed on reports, such as the Submission Date and Time on the Final Validation Reports, providers have been accustomed to seeing the time displayed in ET; however, iQIES currently displays the UTC time instead. In the future, iQIES reports and the View Assessments page in iQIES will be enhanced to display the ET rather than UTC.

  NOTE: Prior to evaluating the submission timeliness of IRF-PAI records for the IRF QRP, iQIES converts the UTC time to Eastern Time.
  
If you need assistance accessing iQIES, please consult the designated Security Official for your organization or contact the iQIES help desk by phone at (800) 339-9313 or by email: help@qtso.com.
 
If you have questions regarding the information above, please contact the iQIES help desk by phone at (800) 339-9313 or by email: help@qtso.com.

Last Modified on 11/21/2019