Aug. 19—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Aug. 15 that it extended a quality reporting deadline. 

Long-term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities scheduled to submit first quarter 2013 quality data on Aug. 15 were given until the end of day on Aug. 23.

The delay was due to "data submission challenges with both CMS reporting and the National Healthcare Safety Network systems." The extension applied to both clinical data and data on healthcare-associated infections. 

Publication Date: Monday, August 19, 2013