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Now Available for Public Comment – Draft 2019 CMS QRDA III Schematron for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals

June 20, 2018 - 2:18pm

Visit the JIRA Website to Submit Official Comments by July 5, 2018.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the draft 2019 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Schematron for Eligible Cliniciansinfo-icon and Eligible Professionalsinfo-icon for public comment. Please note that this is a draft document and the contents are subject to change.

The public comment periodinfo-icon starts today, June 20, 2018, and ends on July 5, 2018. The 2019 CMS QRDA III Schematron is a companion to the 2019 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide (IG) and allows for computerized validation of QRDA documents against the IG requirements. The Schematron helps eligible clinicianinfo-icon and eligible professionalinfo-icon submitters check QRDA III files for the calendar year 2019 reporting period in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Program, and the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program.

How to Submit Comments on the draft Schematron:

  • JIRA ticket number QRDA-700.
  • A JIRA account is required to comment.
  • Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. ET on July 5, 2018.

The final 2019 CMS QRDA III Schematron and sample file will be published in late July 2018 on the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center QRDA page.

Additional QRDA-Related Resources:

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: June 20, 2018