Hospital Quality Reporting System Release for January 2018

January 16, 2018 - 12:05pm

CMS is pleased to announce a Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) system release for January 2018. This release includes modifications to Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) initiatives, which are detailed below. It is now available on

The HQR Release will consist of all applications, processes, and reports necessary to support the following programs and initiatives:

  • IQR     
    • ICD-10 code updates in support of  the Specifications Manual for National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures (Specifications Manual) addendum version 5.2b
    • ICD-10 code updates in support of the Specifications Manual addendum version 5.3a
  • EHR
    • Performance improvements to electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Submission Reports by reducing the amount of data compiled for nightly refreshes to the following reports:
  • eCQM Submission Summary Report (Report 528)
  • eCQM Submission Detail Report (Report 529)

Please Note: Nightly refreshes will consolidate data submitted beginning 1Q 2016. Attempts made to run these reports for quarters previous to 1Q 2016 will no longer return data.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at or (866) 288-8912, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT.

Last Updated: June 19, 2018