2021 Hospital IQR eCQM Reporting

Updated: Jan 11


  • Two quarters of data for 4 eCQMs to

  • QualityNet Secure Portal or with a third party vendor

  • Deadline February 28, 2022

2020 taught us that partnerships are vital to successful, stress-free submission. We are happy to be your partner for the 2021 Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program.

As an eligible facility, you should participate to avoid a 25% reduction of your yearly Annual Payment Update (APU) increase. Failure to participate will also exclude you from the Hospital VBP Program.

There have been some significant changes in the program for 2021 as determined in the FY 2021 IPPS/LTCH PPS final rule, effective October 1, 2020. The new rule mandates progressively increasing the numbers of quarters of eCQM data reported, from one self-selected quarter of data to four quarters of data. The requirements will roll out over a three-year period:

  • Two-quarters of data for the CY 2021 reporting period/FY 2023 payment determination