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The 2020 CMS QRDA I Implementation Guide, Schematron, and Sample File for Hospital Quality Reporting Are Now Available

May 13, 2019 - 2:50pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the 2020 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Implementation Guide (IG) for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) along with its Schematron and sample file. The 2020 CMS QRDA I IG outlines requirements for eligible hospitalsinfo-icon and critical access hospitalsinfo-icon to report electronic clinical quality measuresinfo-icon for the calendar year 2020 reporting period for the following programs:

  • Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
  • Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program (formerly known as the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHRinfo-icon) Incentive Program) for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

The final 2020 CMS QRDA I IG for HQR contains the following high-level change as compared with the 2019 CMS QRDA I IG:

Additional QRDA-Related Resources:

Additional QRDA-related resources, as well as current and past implementation guides, are found on the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center QRDA page. For questions related to this guidance, the QRDA Implementation Guides or Schematrons, visit the ONC Project Tracking System (JIRA) QRDA project.

Last Updated: May 13, 2019