March Office Hours
March 04, 2022

March Office Hours

Due to the MIPS quality reporting deadlines, there will be no March Office Hours recording. Office Hours will resume in April with a live session.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like AQI or QRA to discuss during the next Office Hours, please email by Friday, April 8.

2022 NACOR XML schema changes effective April 4th

AQI released updates to the 2022 NACOR XML schema. The changes are as follows:

  • Updated "Copyright (C) 2021" to "Copyright (C) 2022"
  • Removed AQIXMLVersionType enumeration "2021V1.0" added AQIXMLVersionType enumeration "2022V1.0"
  • Removed AQIXMLVersionType enumeration "2021V1.0R" added AQIXMLVersionType enumeration "2022V1.0R"
  • Modified Elements: ProcedureName, ProcedureDescription. Changed ProcedureName and ProcedureDescription minOccurs="0" to minOccurs="1"
  • Added enumeration for the QCDRMeasureType to allow reporting the QCDR Measure ABG41 and ABG42: Added

All data files must be submitted using the new format, effective April 4, 2022. Visit AQI's Developers Resources page for the XML Schema and documentation. The 2022 XML Test. For questions, email

FTP processing will resume in early April. If you submit a file to the FTP during this interim period, the file will be processed as usual when the hold is lifted. If there is an issue with your practice's data, submit a help desk ticket by emailing

Register for 2022 NACOR reporting

Quality reporting practices can now begin the enrollment process for the Anesthesia Quality Institute's (AQI) 2022 NACOR Quality Reporting by completing the 2022 online order form. NACOR is a designated QR and QCDR for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program.

AQI's NACOR quality reporting options include the following offerings in 2022 to ensure that NACOR remains the leader in anesthesiology: Quality Concierge, NACOR Quality Reporting, NACOR Benchmarking and NACOR Basic.

For more information, please email

2022 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 3, 2022

January through November 2022 data submission: January 31, 2023

Individual Quality Reporting Consent Submission: January 31, 2023

Improvement Activity Attestation: January 31, 2023

CMS Opt-Out for Individual Reporting: January 31, 2023

TIN/NPI Reconciliation: January 31, 2023

All data submissions: February 15, 2023

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