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Step 5: Check Data

Step 4 for Hospital Reporting Image

All hospitals have a chance to preview their IQR and OQR data prior to its being publicly posted on Hospital Compare.

  • Look for the quarterly preview reports from CMS, which will be delivered to you via QualityNet.
     
  • Qualis Health will send a reminder when quarterly reports are available for preview.

Be sure to review your hospital's report and verify that it accurately reflects the data you submitted.
 

CDAC validation process

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We provide training and ongoing support to hospitals selected for validation.

If you disagree with your CDAC validation score, Qualis Health can also assist you to appeal.

Contact our hospital payment and reporting team.

In addition, some Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) hospitals across the nation are selected for a validation process.

  • Most hospitals are selected randomly.  
     
  • Some hospitals are targeted due to prior performance on validation or other triggers.

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are not selected for validation at this time.

The selected hospitals must send a sample set of charts to the Clinical Data Abstraction Center (CDAC). To ensure that CDAC can replicate your abstraction, it is important to include the complete record and carefully review your charts before sending them.