Important Technical Update to 2016 QRDA I Schematrons for Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Reporting
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published updates to the 2016 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Schematrons for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) and Eligible Professional (EP) programs on the CMS Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Library and the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center. This updated Schematron applies to QRDA Category I submissions for Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive programs.
What Has ChangedCMS has published Schematron version 2.3 to address an incorrectly generated error message when users submitted codes other than Logical Observations Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) for several eCQMs that use Diagnostic Study Performed and Laboratory Test Performed QDM data types. Users experienced these issues when submitting the QRDA Category I files using the previously published versions of the QRDA Category I Schematron. This release will replace any previous versions of the 2016 QRDA Category I Schematrons for HQR and EP programs, which have been removed from the CMS eCQM Library page and eCQI Resource Center. Please also refer to the change log and release notes within the Schematron zip file for CMS program specific changes.
What Is Not Affected
Additional Submission Information
Available Schematrons for the 2016 Reporting Period
Availability of Testing Tools with Schematron v2.3 update incorporated