VQI Registry Qualifies for ‘General Surgery’ Registry Participation

CMS has clarified that VQI can fulfill the requirement for Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) as a “general surgery” registry. Acute care hospitals that are paid for treating Medicare beneficiaries under the acute-care Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) can avoid a 2% payment penalty if they meet IQR requirements. (Download PDF)