Hospital Quality Incentive Payment Program

Purpose

The Colorado Hospital Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise (CHASE) includes a provision to establish Hospital Quality Incentive Payments (HQIP) funded by healthcare affordability and sustainability fees to improve the quality of care provided in Colorado Hospitals. At the request of the CHASE Board, the HQIP subcommittee recommends the approach for quality incentive payments. 

The HQIP subcommittee is tasked to:

  • Adopt measures that can be prospectively set to allow time for planning and successful implementation;
  • Identify measures and methodologies that apply to care provided to Health First Colorado members;
  • Adhere to Value-Based Purchasing principles;
  • Maximize participation in Health First Colorado; and
  • Minimize the number of hospitals which would not qualify for selected measures.

Measure Details

2022 Hospital Quality Incentive Payment Program Details - February 24, 2022

2021 Hospital Quality Incentive Payment Program Details

2021 Hospital Quality Incentive Payment Program Measure Summary

2020 Hospital Quality Incentive Payment Program Details

2020 Hospital Quality Incentive Payment Program Instructions

Timeline

The Data Collection Tool (DCT) opens May 2, 2022 and will remain open through May 31, 2022. We will have all user accounts set up and ready to go live on May 2, 2022.

Below are some key dates associated with the revised timeline for HQIP 2022.

  • April 21, 2022 - DCT Training Webinar (Thursday)
  • May 2, 2022 - DCT Application Launch (Monday)
  • May 31, 2022 - DCT Application Close (Tuesday)
  • August 1, 2022 - Scoring Review and Reconsideration Period Begins (Monday)
  • TBD - On-Site Reviews
  • August 19, 2022 - Scoring Review and Reconsideration Period Ends (Friday)
  • Mid-September 2022 - Scoring Letters to Hospitals

Tools & Resources

Prometheus Tool Hospital User Guide

Training

2022 Provider Training Presentation

2022 Provider Training Webinar

2021 Provider Training Presentation

Links to other HQIP related sites

Contact Us

Matt Haynes
matt.haynes@state.co.us
303-866-6305