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2017 NACOR XML Specifications (xlsx)

Measure Changes June 29th.

AQI NACOR received the following notification from CMS on June 29:

"It has been brought to our attention that QCDR measures carried forward from the 2016 PQRS program year were assigned new measure IDs rather than leveraging the measure ID that was used in prior years. To ensure that the benchmarking of these QCDR measures is possible, we have updated the attached specifications to assign the existing measure IDs for these QCDR measures rather than assign a new one as previously noted. Please leverage the attached specifications as the final measure specifications and measure IDs for the 2017 MIPS performance period."

Measure TitleInitial Measure ID GivenCorrect Measure ID
Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Re-intubation RateAQI 49AQI31
Adherence to Blood Conservation Guidelines for Cardiac Operations using Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)- CompositeAQI50AQI49
Application of Lung-Protective Ventilation during General AnesthesiaAQI51AQI50
Assessment of Patients for Obstructive Sleep ApneaAQI52AQI51
Treatment of Hyperglycemia with InsulinAQI53AQI52

The following resources have been updated to reflect the Measure ID changes:

  • 2017 QCDR Measure Booklet (updated 6/30/17)
  • 2016/2017 QCDR Measure ID Crosswalk
  • 2017 QCDR Measures Specifications Table
  • 2017 QR QCDR Measure Coding Guide

2017-01-01 XML Schema updates:

AQI has made several updates to the NACOR XML Schema for several reasons. As CMS changes requirements for data submission, AQI must be responsive to those changes to allow Eligible Clinicians to adequately report through ASA / AQI. ASA and AQI have also worked closely other QCDR's to harmonize non-PQRS measures. ASA and AQI are also trying to collect standardized clinical data for better benchmarking. These improvements require changes in the NACOR XML Schema. Listed is an overview of some of these improvements, please refer to NACOR XML Schema Improvements for a detailed list of updates.

  • Modified the record header section to include email addresses for faster responses to data submitters regarding data submission.
  • Modified several enumerated values for: patient demographics, anesthesia type/sub-type, staff type, coverage code, location type, admission status, procedure status, outcomes, and QCDR Code Value.
  • Added fields: TaxID
  • Removed fields: StaffID
  • Other minor updates.


XML File Validator vs. NACOR XML Schema 2017

Select a file to upload (4 MB size limit) or paste your XML in the text box below. Click the 'Validate' button to verify that the XML conforms to the NACOR schema.

2017 NACOR XML sample - all data elements (opened in your browser in readable format)

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