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Hospital  Outpatient Quality Data Reporting Program (HOP QDRP) CMS Special Study (Support Contractor)

HSAG was selected by FMQAI, the Florida Medicare quality improvement organization (QIO), to serve as the HOP QDRP subcontractor. HSAG has been involved in the HOP QDRP since the inception of the program, which began in September 2007. The HOP QDRP was established in response to the Medicare Improvements and Extension Act under Division B of Title I of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act (MIEA-TRHCA) of 2006. The MIEA-TRHCA resulted in changes to the outpatient prospective payment system and required CMS to establish a quality data reporting program for hospitals to submit standardized measures for the assessment of hospital outpatient care. Hospitals that fail to report receive a two percent reduction of their annual payment rate update (APU). The first reporting period began with April 1, 2008 patient encounter dates.