QRDA III Converter First in Series of Open Source Offerings from the Quality Payment Program

November 8, 2017 - 4:59pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an open source tool that validates and converts Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category (QRDA) III data files for 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting.

Designed for IT developers and available in the CMS Github repository, the tool is for converting QRDA III files to QPP JSON format. The tool can also be used to test whether QRDA III files can be consumed by QPP.

The QRDA III tool is the first in a series of open source tools we’re developing for QPP. Stay tuned for updates!

Details for IT Developers: Using the New QRDA III Tool

The tool:

  • Converts QRDA III files to the QPP JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format for QPP data submission.
  • Allows you to test your QRDA III file to see if it:

1. Complies with 2017 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals Reporting v1.0

2. Can be successfully submitted to QPP

The open source package contains the same code that CMS will use to convert QRDA III files. If you can create a QRDA III file that can be converted using this tool, then you can create one that can be successfully submitted to QPP.

QRDA III Application Programming Interface (API) Submission

CMS will accept QRDA III files via the QPP submissions API as well as by manual file upload when submitting data for the 2017 performance period. The data submission period opens on January 2, 2018.

For More Information

Visit the Quality Payment Program website for more information and resources for developers.