Updated QRDA Category I Conformance Statement Resource Now Available

March 8, 2017 - 10:12am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor have released an updated version of the QRDA Category I Conformance Statement Resource interactive educational resource. The updated version includes an overview and troubleshooting information for a total of 29 conformance errors. 

When test or production QRDA Category I files are submitted for processing to the CMS data receiving system through the QualityNet Secure Portal, errors are identified with a conformance statement, or system-requirement specification. These statements are referred to with a CONF number. CONF numbers are generated to tell the data submitter why the file was rejected and unable to be processed. The Conformance Statement Resource was developed to assist data submitters with the resolution of the most common file-upload errors by providing additional explanations and reference material. Once those identified issues are resolved, the file should be resubmitted to the QualityNet Secure Portal to ensure the modified files are reprocessed.

Data submitters may find benefit to retesting the QRDA Category I files utilizing the Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) tool. This tool will ensure that the file format issues have been addressed before resubmitting the files to the test or production system within the QualityNet Secure Portal.

The QRDA Category I Conformance Statement Resource can be found under the eCQM Resource section on the Quality Reporting Center website and, in the coming days, on the QualityNet website under the eCQM Resources and Information tab.

Please do not respond directly to this email. For further assistance regarding the information contained in this message, please contact the Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education Support Team at https://cms-ip.custhelp.com or (844) 472-4477, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET.

If additional assistance is required to troubleshoot QRDA Category I conformance statements, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at qnetsupport@hcqis.org or (866) 288-8912, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET.