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Now Accepting Public Comments on the Draft 2019 CMS QRDA I Implementation Guide for Hospital Quality Reporting

February 26, 2018 - 9:54am

Visit the JIRAinfo-icon Website toSubmit Official Comments by March 21, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the Draft 2019 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDAinfo-icon) Category I Implementation Guide (IG) for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) for public comment in JIRA, ticket number QRDA-660. A JIRA account is required to comment. The public comment periodinfo-icon starts on February 26, 2018 and ends on March 21, 2018. Please note, this is a draft document and the contents are subject to change.

The 2019 CMS QRDA I Implementation Guide for HQR outlines requirements for eligible hospitalsinfo-icon (EHs) and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to report electronic clinical quality measuresinfo-icon (eCQMsinfo-icon) for the calendar year 2019 reporting period. The draft 2019 CMS QRDA I IG for HQR contains the following high-level changes as compared with the 2018 CMS QRDA I IG:

Additional QRDA-Related Resources:

Additional QRDA-related resources, as well as current and past implementation guides, are found on the eCQI Resource Center QRDA page. For questions related to this guidance, the QRDA Implementation Guides or Schematrons, visit the ONC QRDA JIRA Issue Tracker.


Last Updated: February 26, 2018