CMS identified an error with the data displayed on the IRF and LTCH Provider Preview Reports released on December 4, 2017, and related to the March 2018 refresh of the IRF Compare and LTCH Compare websites. The December 2017 Preview Reports incorrectly included data from a reporting period different than that identified in the reports’ headers. This error affected the following quality measures for both settings:
- Percent of Residents or Patients Who Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (NQF #0680)
- Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel (NQF #0431).
The IRF and LTCH Provider Preview Report headers indicated that data for these measures represented patient assessment data for admissions and/or discharges that occurred between the dates of July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. However, the data displayed on the reports was for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Because of this discrepancy, CMS will be suppressing the display of this data for these two measures in the March 2018 IRF and LTCH Compare refreshes. Providers that have questions about this suppression should submit their inquiries to the respective IRF and LTCH Public Reporting helpdesks (IRF: IRFPRquestions@cms.hhs.gov; LTCH: LTCHPRquestions@cms.hhs.gov).