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What is IPFQR?

The acronym IPFQR stands for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilites Quality Reporting program.  According to CMS "The IPFQR program is a pay-for-reporting program intended to provide consumers with quality of care information to make more informed decisions about health care options. To meet the IPFQR program requirements, Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPFs) are required to submit all quality measures to CMS. The IPFQR program measures allow consumers to find and compare the quality of care given at psychiatric facilities where patients are admitted as inpatients. Inpatient psychiatric facilities are required to report data on these measures. Facilities that are eligible for this program may have their Medicare payments reduced if they do not report".

The measures are:

HBIPS-1 Admission Screening for Violence Risk, Substance Use, Psychological Trauma History and Patient Strengths completed  (Patients admitted to a hospital-based inpatient psychiatric setting who are screened within the first three days of admission for all of the following: risk of violence to self or others, substance use, psychological trauma history and patient strengths.)

HBIPS-2 Hours of physical restraint use. The total number of hours that all patients admitted to a hospital-based inpatient psychiatric setting were maintained in physical restraint.

HBIPS-3 Hours of seclusion use. The total number of hours that all patients admitted to a hospital-based inpatient psychiatric setting were held in seclusion.

HBIPS-4 Patients discharged on multiple antipsychotic medications. Patients discharged from a hospital-based inpatient psychiatric setting on two or more antipsychotic medications   

HBIPS-5 Patients discharged on multiple antipsychotic medications with appropriate justification. Patients discharged from a hospital-based inpatient psychiatric setting on two or more antipsychotic medications with appropriate justification  

HBIPS-6 Post discharge continuing care plan created. Patients discharged from a hospital-based inpatient psychiatric setting with a continuing care plan created.

HBIPS-7 Post discharge continuing care plan transmitted to next level of care provider upon discharge.  Patients discharged from a hospital-based inpatient psychiatric setting with a continuing care plan provided to the next level of care clinician or entity          

The measures that will be shown on our website (WhereToFindCare.com) include all the measures except the first where the data has not been released.  Age stratification is available on most measures.

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