Payment Matters: CMS Delays Submission Deadline for Two Structural Measures Under Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program to November 1, 2011


Recognizing that several hundred hospitals would not meet the August 15, 2011 deadline for reporting two structural measures under the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, CMS delayed the deadline for reporting on the following measures to November 1, 2011:

- OP-12 – The Ability for Providers with Health Information Technology (HIT) to Receive Laboratory Data Electronically Directly into Their Qualified/Certified Searchable Data

- OP-17 – Tracking Clinical Results Between Visits

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