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The July 2014 Public Report Preview Period Begins April 14, 2014 (04/14/2014)

The July 2014 Public Report Preview Reports are now available on My QualityNet to participating providers and Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs). The Preview Reports will be available from April 14, 2014 to May 13, 2014. (To access the report, you must be registered as a My QualityNet user and have been assigned the QIO Clinical Data Warehouse Feedback Report role.) The data that appear in the Preview Reports will be reported on Hospital Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site for Medicare beneficiaries and the general public, in July 2014.

Patient-Mix Coefficients for July 2014 HCAHPS Results Have Been Posted (04/14/2014)

The Patient-Mix Coefficients for the July 2014 HCAHPS results are now available. Please click here.

HCAHPS Technical Assistance Email Address (04/01/2014)

The SDPS federal application environment is in the process of migrating to the new Healthcare Quality Information System (HCQIS) environment. Due to this change, the HCAHPS technical assistance email address has been updated to hcahps@HCQIS.org. Please begin to use this new email address immediately. The current SDPS email address will continue to remain available for a limited time period, and during this time will automatically be forwarded to hcahps@HCQIS.org.

QualityNet Account New Portal (04/01/2014)

Registered QualityNet users will be required to register for access to the new Healthcare Quality Information System (HCQIS) QualityNet Secure Portal. Please visit QualityNet for further information and instructions on the registration process.

HCAHPS Quality Assurance Guidelines V9.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications Document Available (03/28/2014)

The HCAHPS Project Team has posted a document containing information for technical corrections to the HCAHPS Quality Assurance Guidelines V9.0 which was published in March 2014. This document may be accessed by clicking here or clicking the Quality Assurance navigation button.

Data Submission Deadlines for 2014 and 2015 Have Been Posted (12/30/2013)

The HCAHPS data submission deadlines for 2014 and 2015 are now available. Following the HCAHPS Data Submission Deadline, hospitals self-administering the HCAHPS Survey and HCAHPS Survey vendors will have a one week opportunity to correct data previously submitted for the quarter. The Review and Correct period is only for correcting previously submitted data and cannot be used to submit new data records.

The process for submitting corrected data will be the same as the current process used for correcting data. During the Review and Correct Period only administrative data and survey record data can be corrected.

The Review and Correct Report, which summarizes the data submitted to the HCAHPS Data Warehouse, is available to hospitals and survey vendors in the Review and Correction period. These reports can be accessed through My QualityNet in the same manner as accessing the existing HCAHPS Data Warehouse Submission and Feedback Reports.

The 2014 HCAHPS Data Submission Deadlines are as follows:

  • April 2, 2014 is the data submission deadline for the patients discharged in October, November, and December 2013 (4Q13). December 2013 Dry Run data must also be submitted by this date.
    • April 3 - 9, 2014 Review and Correct Period
  • July 2, 2014 is the data submission deadline for patients discharged in January, February, and March 2014 (1Q14). March 2014 Dry Run data must also be submitted by this date.
    • July 3 – 9, 2014 Review and Correct Period
  • October 1, 2014 is the data submission deadline for patients discharged in April, May, and June 2014 (2Q14). June 2014 Dry Run data must also be submitted by this date.
    • October 2 – 8, 2014 Review and Correct Period

The 2015 HCAHPS Data Submission Deadlines are as follows:

  • January 7, 2015 is the data submission deadline for patients discharged in July, August, and September 2014 (3Q14). September 2014 Dry Run data must also be submitted by this date.
    • January 8 - 14, 2015 Review and Correct Period
  • April 1, 2015 is the data submission deadline for the patients discharged in October, November, and December 2014 (4Q14). December 2014 Dry Run data must also be submitted by this date.
    • April 2 - 8, 2015 Review and Correct Period
  • July 1, 2015 is the data submission deadline for patients discharged in January, February, and March 2015 (1Q15). March 2015 Dry Run data must also be submitted by this date.
    • July 2 – 8, 2015 Review and Correct Period
  • October 7, 2015 is the data submission deadline for patients discharged in April, May, and June 2015 (2Q15). June 2015 Dry Run data must also be submitted by this date.
    • October 8 – 14, 2015 Review and Correct Period


HCAHPS Public Reporting Periods for April 2014 Through December 2015 Have Been Posted (12/30/2013)

Click here to view the HCAHPS Public Reporting Periods document. This document indicates which calendar quarters of HCAHPS results will be publicly reported on the Hospital Compare Web site through December 2015.
Please Note: The dates of future preview periods and public reporting are estimates based on current timetables and thus are subject to change.



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