Government Regulatory Programs: Behavioral Health Quality Measures

Added on Sep 15, 2015

Behavioral Health Quality Measures

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) was developed as a result of the Social Security Act in 2012. Inpatient psychiatric facilities and acute care facilities that house inpatient psychiatric patient units must participate in this pay-for-reporting program in order to receive a 2% annual payment update (APU) from CMS. 

Each year the program requirements evolve in order to continually improve the care delivered to this population. CMS publicly reports the data in order to create a more informed consumer. Identical measures are used by The Joint Commission as accreditation standards for its Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS). Both of these regulatory programs will continue to expand. The CMS IPF PPS is projected to develop a pay-for-performance component. 

Meet Requirements for CMS IPF and Joint Commission HBIPS

Given the complexity of behavioral health measures, it’s important to work with a partner well versed in the details and methodology. Press Ganey experts specialize in behavioral health and quality improvement to ensure that our clients have the information they need to deliver patient-centered care. Through Quality PerformerTM clients can submit the behavioral health quality measure sets necessary for both CMS and The Joint Commission simultaneously.