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2017 NACOR Schema Source (xsd)

2017 NACOR XML (XSD) schema - Online Browser

2017 NACOR XML Specifications (xlsx)

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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