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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2016B1)
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Appendix GTJC
Version 2016B1

Appendix G


The following are available resources to those using the Specifications Manual for National Quality Measures.

Healthcare Organizations
If you are a Joint Commission accredited healthcare organization with questions about National Quality Measures, ORYX; requirements, etc., please contact Accreditation and Certification Operations at

ORYX® Vendors
If you are an ORYX Vendor with questions about Joint Commission National Quality Measures, please contact the Division of Quality Measurement and Research at

CMS Abstraction & Reporting Tool (CART) For technical assistance with CART, please contact the QualityNet help desk at, or call 1-866-288-8912.

CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program For information on measures that are required for CMS Hospital IQR Program and/or used for Public Reporting on Hospital Compare, refer to the Measure Comparison Document at Please go to the QualityNet web site and select “Measure Comparison” under “Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program” located under Hospitals-Inpatient; or refer to the Final IPPS Rule at

For information on voluntary electronic submission of the Hospital IQR Program specified measures requirements and technical specifications, resources are available at From the QualityNet web site select “Electronically Specified Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) Reporting” located under Hospitals-Inpatient. If you have questions regarding the EHR Incentive Program measures collected for the Hospital IQR Program, please refer to the CMS website, or the QualityNet helpdesk.

National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) For further information regarding the UB-04 and NUBC related data elements, please refer to the NUBC manual, “Official UB-04 Data Specifications Manual© Copyright American Hospital Association” or website at

Appendix GTJC
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2016B1)
Discharges 01-01-17 (1Q17) through 06-30-17 (2Q17)