Measures of Psychiatric Facilities

Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting

The IPFQR program publicly reports quality of care information for psychiatric facilities. It is also intended to encourage hospitals and clinicians to improve the quality of inpatient care provided to beneficiaries by ensuring that providers are aware of and reporting on best practices for their respective facilities and type of care.

Facilities are subject to payment reduction for non-participation. Eligible hospitals that do not participate in the IPFQR program in a fiscal year will receive a 2.0 percentage point reduction to their annual update to their standard federal rate for that year. The reduction is noncumulative across payment years. The IPFQR program requires facilities to submit data for specific inpatient psychiatric clinical process measures.