Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Data Submission Deadlines

When does LTCH quality data have to be submitted?

LTCHs must report data to meet the LTCH QRP requirements. LTCHs must submit data no later than 11:59 p.m. by the deadlines provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The LTCH Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Data Set (LCDS) must be transmitted to CMS via the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES). Data for the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) measures must be submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). No additional data submission is required for the claims-based measures.

The data collection and submission deadlines for each Annual Update (i.e., the Annual Payment Update [APU]) determination year are summarized in the tables available in the Downloads section on this webpage.

CMS strongly encourages all facilities to submit data several days prior to the deadline to allow time to address any submission issues and to provide an opportunity to review submissions to ensure data are complete.

NHSN

Visit CMS Resources for NHSN Users webpage for:

  • Guidance on how to run and interpret NHSN output reports
  • Checklist to ensure complete reporting into NHSN

Please contact the NHSN Helpdesk at NHSN@cdc.gov if you have any questions.

Resources:

  • For questions about Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) quality data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), or NHSN Registration: NHSN@cdc.gov.
  • For questions about quality measure calculation, data submission deadlines, or data elements contained within the LTCH Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Data Set (LCDS): LTCHQualityQuestions@cms.hhs.gov
  • For questions about LCDS submissions or status of data submissions via Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES), or reports, call 1-800-339-9313 or email iqies@cms.hhs.gov.
  • Subscribe to the Post-Acute Care (PAC) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) listserv for the latest LTCH quality reporting and Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act information including but not limited to training, stakeholder engagement opportunities, and general updates about reporting requirements, quality measures, and reporting deadlines.

Updates

September 22, 2022

LTCH QRP Data Collection & Final Submission Deadlines for the FY 2025

A table providing the data collection time frames and final submission deadlines for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is available in the Downloads section of this webpage.

November 10, 2021

LTCH QRP Data Collection & Final Submission Deadlines for the FY 2024

A table providing the data collection time frames and final submission deadlines for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is available in the Downloads section.

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