Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2018B1)
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Version 2018B1

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 http://manual.jointcommission.org/

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 http://manual.jointcommission.org/

CMS Abstraction & Reporting Tool (CART) For technical assistance with CART, please contact the QualityNet help desk at qnetsupport@hcqis.org, 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 https://www.qualitynet.org/. 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 http://www.cms.gov/AcuteInpatientPPS/.

For information on voluntary electronic submission of the Hospital IQR Program specified measures requirements and technical specifications, resources are available at https://www.qualitynet.org/. 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, https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/index.html 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 http://www.nubc.org/index.html.

Appendix GTJC
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2018B1)
Discharges 01-01-19 (1Q19) through 06-30-19 (2Q19)