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LTCH Quality Reporting Data Submission Deadlines

The purpose of this page is to provide data collection timelines and submission deadlines for the quality measures required through the LTCH QRP. LTCHs must submit data no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time by the deadlines listed below.  The LTCH CARE Data Set must be transmitted to CMS through the Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system to the Quality Improvement Evaluation System (QIES). Data for the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) measures must be submitted to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The data collection and submission deadlines for each APU determination are summarized in the tables below.

This page will be updated as new information regarding data collection and submission becomes available.

Updates

November 22, 2017

A document containing the data collection time frames and data submission deadlines for the FY 2020 LTCH QRP is available in the Downloads section below. The table includes the measures, data collection time frames, and data submission deadlines for the FY 2020 LTCH QRP.

October 31, 2017

A Quick Reference Guide for the LTCH QRP is now available on the in the downloads section. The guide includes frequently asked questions, information on QRP help desks, and helpful links to additional resources for the LTCH QRP.

October 11, 2017

LTCH QRP APU FY 2018: Successful Facilities

As stated in the FY 2016 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule, CMS has published a list of LTCHs who successfully met the reporting requirements after all reconsideration requests have been processed. This report will be updated on an annual basis. View the list in the downloads section below.

August 22, 2017

Measure and Data Submission Deadlines for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 are available in the Downloads section below. The LTCH QRP Submission Deadlines FY 2019 Payment Determination incudes the measures, the data collection timeframe, and submission deadlines for the FY 2019 LTCH QRP.

February 14, 2017

NHSN Data Submission Deadline Extended to May 15th for LTCH QRP

CMS is extending the February 15th submission deadline for the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) for data submitted via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Health and Safety Network (NHSN) during Quarter 3 2016, allowing providers to submit their data until Monday, May 15, 2017. This extension will provide facilities additional time to submit this quality reporting data and run applicable reports to ensure accurate submission.

For more information, view the PDF in the downloads section of this webpage.

February 15, 2016

LTCH QRP Data Submission Extension

CMS has made the decision to extend the NHSN data submission deadline for LTCH providers until February 15, 2016, for Calendar Year 2015 Quarters 1, 2, & 3 for FY2017 payment determination. Facilities are encouraged to review their Q1, Q2, and Q3 data within NHSN to ensure completeness. Facilities may add or update data from 2015 Q1, Q2, and Q3 within NHSN until the February 15, 2016 submission deadline. This extension also applies to the submission deadlines for assessment data for the quality reporting program. The revised deadlines can be reviewed on the LTCH Quality Reporting Data Submission Deadlines page.

As a reminder, it is recommended that providers run the applicable CMS output reports within their facility prior to each quarterly reporting deadline. Detailed guidance on how to run and interpret these reports as well as a checklist used to ensure complete reporting into NHSN can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/cms/index.html. Once the reporting deadlines have passed, providers should run the advanced analysis reports within NHSN to view when each data element was first entered and last modified to determine whether all data were complete at the time of the reporting deadline. Detailed guidance on how to run and interpret these reports can be found here: 

http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/analysis/how2ccreate-modify-dates-ltac-clabsi-cauti-labid.pdf. If you have questions regarding these reports within NHSN, please contact the NHSN Helpdesk: NHSN@cdc.gov.

For additional questions, please contact the helpdesk at or LTCHQualityQuestions@cms.hhs.gov

When does Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) quality data have to be submitted?

Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) must report data to meet Long -Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements.  LTCHs  must submit  data no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time by the deadlines listed below.  The Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Data Set must be transmitted to CMS through the Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system to the Quality Improvement Evaluation System (QIES). Data for the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) measures must be submitted to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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 opportunity to review submissions to ensure data is complete.

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