Outpatient Quality Reporting

The Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program is a quality data-reporting program implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for outpatient hospital services. Under this program, hospitals report data using standardized measures of care to receive the full update to their Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) payment rate. Modeled after the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, the Hospital OQR Program became effective for payments beginning in calendar year (CY) 2009.

Data Source: Quality Net     
OQR Program Update
Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS):
Past Rules
Medicare Outpatient Observation Notification (MOON): 
OPPS/ASC Past (Proposed and Final) 2017 Rules
OPPS/ASC Past (Proposed and Final) 2016 Rules