CMS is providing notification to facilities of upcoming dry runs of two measures for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) program.
From August 15, 2017 through September 14, 2017, CMS will conduct a dry run of the “Admissions and Emergency Department (ED) Visits for Patients Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy” measure (OP-35).
From September 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017, CMS will conduct a dry run of the “Hospital Visits after Hospital Outpatient Surgery” measure (OP-36). The purpose of the dry runs is to familiarize facilities with the chemotherapy measure (OP-35) and surgery measure (OP-36) in advance of public reporting and payment determination. CMS will provide facilities with confidential Facility-Specific Reports (FSRs) for measures that contain patient-level data, facility-specific results, and state and national results for both the chemotherapy and surgery measures.