CMS Publishes 2016 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture Implementation Guide Appendix
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2016 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Implementation Guide (IG) for Eligible Professional Programs (EP) and Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Appendix (Version 1.0, February 26, 2016). This is the Appendix to the 2016 CMS QRDA IG that was published on July 8, 2015.
The 2016 CMS QRDA IG provides implementation guidance for the 2016 reporting period for submitting QRDA Category I (QRDA-I) and/or QRDA Category III (QRDA-III) files to the CMS Eligible Professional (EP) and Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) programs.
Please refer to the change log within each schematron file for CMS program specific changes.
You can find the 2016 CMS QRDA IG Appendix and Schematrons on the CMS eCQM Library and the eCQI Resource Center.
CMS will notify stakeholders when test tools are available for the latest versions of the schematrons and when test files can be accepted by CMS systems for the 2016 reporting period.