Behavioral healthcare providers continually work to ensure and improve quality and accountability. Performance measures are increasingly being used to provide feedback and opportunities for performance improvement.
Current performance measurement efforts include:
NAPHS has been playing a lead role in developing measures that are meaningful, measureable, and manageable.
The association serves on several Technical Expert Panels, and works with all types of stakeholder groups.
In a major public-private collaboration, NAPHS signed a Teaming Agreement with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and the NASMHPD Research Institute (NRI) to work on performance measurement focused on finding common ground in data-collection to improve patient care.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: CMS delays data-collection of 3 IPFQR measures (metabolic screening and 2 transition-of-care measures) until 1/1/17
NAPHS, AHA, FAH, NRI joint letter to CMS seeking a delay in implementation of two new IPFQR transition of care measures (#0647, #0648) and the Screening for Metabolic Disorders measure (not NQF-endorsed)
CMS proposed rule on quality reporting requirements for inpatient psychiatric facilities (for FY19 payment determination). See pages 25238-25244 on IPFQR.
CMS final rule: "Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System-Update for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2015 (FY16)" (including IPF Quality Reporting measures)
NAPHS Action Alert: "IPFQR Tips to Avoid Errors During Submission of Web-based Measure Data for FY2016"
NAPHS comment letter to CMS on proposed rule: "Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS-Update for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2015 (FY16)" (including IPFQR quality measures)
Joint association letter to CMS raises concerns about two measures supported by NQF for the IPFQR Program
NAPHS Action Alert: October 29 Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program National Provider webinar on "A Closer Look at the Measures for Collection CY 2015" at 2pm Eastern. Download slides.
CMS final rule: "Medicare Program: Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System - Update for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2014 (FY15).”
NAPHS Action Alert: "QualityNet’s Secure Portal Now Available for IPF Quality Reporting"
Notice of Participation form for IPF Quality Reporting program
IPFQR webinar February 13 on “FY15 Measure Review” for those new to IPFQR
Order a recording of a special training call on "Reporting SUB-1 (Alcohol Use Screening) in the IPFQR." Also download materials (files are large; please allow time for each to open): 1) Joint Commission PowerPoint; 2) Michael Miller, M.D., PowerPoint; 3) Eric Goplerud PowerPoint; 4) SBIRT Mentor brochure. Also see 5) the Telligen IPFQR newsletter. After the training, please complete 6) an online evaluation.
CMS: Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Quarterly Newsletter (Vol.1.No.1)
NAPHS comments to National Quality Forum on proposed behavioral health measures
NAPHS comments on SAMHSA's National Behavioral Health Quality Framework
NAPHS Alert: "Paper forms available to assist those having difficulty with data submission for the IPF Quality Reporting program." See forms for 1) Notice of Participation; 2) IPF Data Collection paper form; and 3) IPF DACA paper form.
CMS final rules: "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals...and FY2014 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; ....etc." (See pages 50887-50901 for IPF quality reporting section.) Also see 7.30.14 correcting amendment.
CMS extends the IPFQR Notice of Participation submission deadline to August 23, 2013
Behavioral Briefing: IPFQR Structural/Web-Based Measures Application Now Available
NAPHS comment letter to CMS: "Medicare: ....Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers (CMS-1599-P)"
NAPHS comment letter on Measure Applications Partnership Pre-Rulemaking Draft Report
NQF issues call for behavioral health measures (Phase 2). (Scroll down to “Phase 2” section for materials and links to online commenting. Comments due December 18, 2012.
CMS final rule on quality reporting requirements for inpatient psychiatric facilities (see pages 53644-53680). [View]
NAPHS comment letter to CMS on psychiatric inpatient quality reporting measures [View]
HHS final notice: "Medicaid Program: Initial Core Set of Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid Eligible Adults" [View]
NAPHS comments on CMS proposed inpatient psychiatric facilities performance measures required by the Affordable Care Act [View]
NAPHS comment letter to AHRQ on "Medicaid Program: Initial Core Set of Health Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults" [View]
Joint Commission HBIPS core measures now required of psychiatric hospitals; available to psychiatric units to use
About the NAPHS / NASMHPD / NRI Collaboration (.pdf) [View]
News release on the 10/16/02 teaming agreement [View]
Ad as seen in Washington Post (October 1, 2008)
Official Joint Commission Web site on HBIPS. Check back frequently for the latest updates.