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Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting (QRP)


What’s Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)?

The LTCH QRP creates LTCH quality reporting requirements, as mandated by Section 3004(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.   Every year, by October 1, we publish the quality measures you must report.

Section 3004(a) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) amends section 1886(m)(5) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to direct the Secretary to establish quality reporting requirements for long-term care hospitals (LTCHs).

What happens if quality data isn’t reported?

For fiscal year 2014, and each year after, if you don’t submit the required quality data, the result shall be a two (2) percentage point reduction in your annual payment update.

Who can see the reported data?

We must make quality data available to the public and give you the opportunity to review the data before it’s made public. 

Learn more about ACA Section 3004 (Quality Reporting for Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCH), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF), and Hospice Programs).  Please note the link below for P.L. Public Law No: 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.



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