Now Available: 2019 CMS QRDA I HQR Implementation Guide, Schematron, and Sample Files

May 7, 2018 - 10:46am

The 2019 CMS QRDA I Implementation Guide for Hospital Quality Reporting, Schematron, and Sample Files Are Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the 2019 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Implementation Guide (IG), Schematron, and sample files

The 2019 CMS QRDA I HQR IG provides technical instructions for QRDA Category I reporting for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) reporting electronic clinical quality measures for the calendar year 2019 reporting period for the following programs:

  • Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
  • Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs (formerly known as the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs) for eligible hospitals and CAHs

The 2019 CMS QRDA I IG contains the following high-level changes as compared with the reporting specifications for eligible hospitals and CAHs in the 2018 CMS QRDA I HQR IG:

Additional QRDA-Related Resources:

You can find additional QRDA-related resources, as well as current and past implementation guides, 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: June 19, 2018