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Report Retention Change for IRF Reports in iQIES

Sep 20, 2022

Effective October 4, 2022, a report retention time period will be applied to user-requested or auto-generated Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) reports in the internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES).  When the report retention changes are implemented, reports that are older than the pre-defined number of days will be permanently deleted by the iQIES system.  The number of days the report will be available in iQIES is directly related to the date when the report was generated or made available in your My Report folder in iQIES.  The report retention specifications for reports in iQIES is based upon the number of days that the reports were retained in the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) application in the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) system. Once implemented, the report cleanup will be an ongoing process and the system will automatically delete reports based upon the retention timeframes identified below.

Action Required

If you wish to retain any existing reports in iQIES, you may download and save or print a copy prior to the report retention time period change. Any reports not printed or saved prior to the retention period time change will be permanently deleted if the report exceeds the retention time period.

Reports impacted by this change are identified in the table below:

Report Type

Report Type

# of Days Report Will be Retained

Can report be replaced once it’s deleted?

IRF-PAI Facility Final Validation Report

Auto-Generated

60 days

Yes; request the user-requested IRF-PAI Facility Final Validation report

IRF Provider Preview Report

Auto-Generated

60 days

No

IRF APU Noncompliance Notification Letter

Auto-Generated

720 days

No

IRF Provider Reports

  • IRF-PAI Discharges Report
  • IRF-PAI Error Detail Report
  • IRF-PAI Error Number Summary by Facility by Vendor
  • IRF-PAI Errors by Field by Facility Report
  • IRF-PAI Facility Final Validation Report
  • IRF-PAI Submission Activity Report
  • IRF-PAI Submission Statistics by Facility Report

User-Requested

60 days

Yes; user can rerun these reports

IRF Quality Measure Reports

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

User-Requested

60 days

Yes; user can rerun these reports

For questions regarding this information, contact the iQIES Help Desk by email at iqies@cms.hhs.gov or by phone at (800) 339-9313.

Last Modified on 9/20/2022