The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Conformance Statement Resource to support Calendar Year (CY) 2018 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and the Promoting Interoperability programs. The Conformance Statement Resource assists data submitters to troubleshoot the most common conformance errors by providing detailed information to resolve the errors causing the file to be rejected. Error messages are identified with a conformance statement, or system-requirement specification, which explains why a test or production QRDA I file was rejected and unable to be processed by the CMS data receiving system within the QualityNet Secure Portal.
Data submitters may benefit from testing the QRDA Category I files with the Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) tool. This tool will ensure that the file format issues associated with the Health Level Seven International QRDA I Standard for Trial Use (STU) 4 are addressed before submitting the QRDA I files to the test or production system within the QualityNet Secure Portal. Visit the PSVA tab on the QualityNet website for additional details regarding the PSVA tool.
Additional QRDA-Related Resources:
To find out more about QRDA and eCQMs, visit the eCQI Resource Center.
For questions related to the QRDA IGs and/or Schematrons, visit the ONC Project Tracking System (JIRA) QRDA project.