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HQR 10.0 and Supporting Documentation Released

HQR 10.0 includes modifications to Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Quality Reporting programs detailed below and is available on QualityNet. The recent releases consist of all applications, processes, reports, specifications manuals and supporting documents necessary to support the following programs and initiatives:

EHR
  • EHR Submission System and Report updates were made to support collection of QRDA Category 1 R3 updates and 2016 Implementation Guide updates
  • EHR Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Submission and Performance Feedback Reports were updated to include measure messages

IQR

  • Population and Sampling Tool and Report updates were made to support data collection at the measure level
  • CART and CMS Clinical Warehouse applications and reports were updated to support updates to Specification Manual v5.1 for 3Q16 - 4Q16 and, beginning with 1Q16 discharges, the AMI-7a, IMM-1, STK-1,STK-6, STK-8, VTE-1, VTE-2, VTE-3 measures were removed
  • Eligible claims update to align with Specification Manual v5.0b
  • The known issues documents have been updated with issue resolutions and newly identified issues. View Issues and Resolutions Summary
OQR

  • CART 1.14 and CMS Clinical Warehouse applications and reports were updated to support Specification Manuals v9.0a and v9.1 for 1Q16-4Q16 updates
  • The CMS Clinical Warehouse was also updated with the removal of OP 6 and 7
  • The CMS Abstraction and Reporting Tool (CART) paper tools for 1Q16 and 2Q16 encounters updated Access Paper Tools
  • CMS determined that supplemental documents to the Hospital OQR Specifications Manual versions 9.0a and 9.1 are required for implementation for January 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016, (9.0a) and July 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016 (9.1). The supplemental documents include updates to the Measure Information Form for OP-32 and removal of decimals from ICD-10-CM codes. Access supplemental documents (select version 9.0a or 9.1 in the Data Collection Time Period table)
ASC
  • CMS determined that supplemental documents to the ASCQR Specifications Manual versions 5.0a and 5.1 are required for implementation for January 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016, (5.0a) and July 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016 (5.1). The supplemental documents include updates to the Measure Information Form for ASC-12. Access supplemental documents (select version 5.0a or 5.1 in the table)
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