Behavioral Health Quality Measures
Reporting Resources

The Joint Commission’s core measures initiative for Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) requires freestanding behavioral health hospitals to report seven HBIPS measures, of which six are publically reported accountability measures, and one, HBIPS 1, which is required but not publicly reported.

CMS’s Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) final rule for 2013 includes the initiation of the Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Quality Reporting Program (IPFQR) for freestanding psychiatric care facilities and acute care facilities with psychiatric inpatient programs that bill under the IPF PPS. Fourth quarter 2012 data and first quarter 2013 HBIPS data must be reported via QNet by Aug. 15, 2013. The financial impact is 2% of a facility’s Annual Payment Update.


CMS has provided this comprehensive overview of the IPF PPS (PDF), including
its background, coverage requirements, how payment rates are set and links to
further resources, as well as the final rule (PDF) by CMS concerning new/revised requirements for quality reporting by IPFs.

The Joint Comission provides the HBIPS specifications manual and Q&A forum.

QualityNet provides an overview of the IPFQR program, its requirements, its measures and links to further resources.

Press Ganey Solutions

With more than 15 years’ experience working with more than 250 psychiatric facilities to meet their performance measurement needs, Press Ganey has a deep understanding of the unique goals and challenges facing these specialty providers. This understanding is reflected in Quality Performer – Behavioral Health Measures. This comprehensive solution comprises online data collection, reporting and analysis, and provides a robust set of tools enabling inpatient psychiatric providers to collect data for HBIPS and IPF PPS.