Now Available: AHRQ QI v6.0 for ICD-10-CM/PCS

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is pleased to release ICD-10-CM/PCS-compatible software v6.0 for SAS and WinQI.

 

SAS v6.0 for ICD-10-CM/PCS Software improvements include:

  • Enhancements to select indicators
  • Application files now organized into separate folders for user Programs, Macros and Parameter Files.
  • Revised program and file names for improved usability

 Software download available separately for each module at: http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Software/SAS.aspx

WinQI v6.0 for ICD-10-CM/PCS Software improvements include:

  • Enhancements to select indicators
  • Improved user-friendly interface
  • Improved data loading and error checking procedures
  • Option to calculate indicators for selected modules, decreasing run times for users focusing on specific modules
  • Ability to drill down for patient-level reports on cases within QI numerators and denominators

Download a single ICD-10 installer package for all four modules at: http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Software/winQI.aspx

 Notes:

  • Due to the recent transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS (October 1, 2015), risk adjustment is currently not supported in the v6.0 SAS and WinQI software for ICD-10-CM/PCS. At least one full year of data coded in ICD-10-CM/PCS is needed in order to develop robust risk adjustment models. AHRQ expects to get a full year of ICD-10 CM/PCS coded all payer data by mid-2017.

 

  • Continuing through the remainder of 2016, v6.0 SAS and WinQI ICD-9-CM compatible software for each of the AHRQ QI modules will be released incrementally. Future announcements will provide additional detail about these ICD-9 releases.

Additionally, join us at an up-coming webinar to learn more about the new v6.0 SAS and WinQI software for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

  • July 19, 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET: AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) Software: Transition to ICD-10. This webinar will inform users about changes to AHRQ QI software due to the ICD-10 transition, highlight enhancements to select AHRQ QIs, discuss improvements to the V6.0 ICD-10 software (SAS and WinQI), and address user questions.

 If you have any questions or would like to talk with a member of the AHRQ QI Support Team, please contact us at QISupport@ahrq.hhs.gov.

 

Sincerely,

The AHRQ QI Team

 

About the AHRQ QI Software

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers free software to help organizations using the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) generate results that are both accurate and actionable. Use of this free software ensures a standard, trusted approach to quality measurement and means more resources are available for supporting improvements to patient care. The AHRQ QI software uses readily available data, requiring only administrative data that are already collected and reported by hospitals in most States. Using administrative data for measurement promotes consistency when evaluating performance over time and across initiatives and reduces costs associated with data collection and reporting. The software is compatible with two commonly used platforms, SAS and Windows, and is updated on an annual basis. To learn more about the AHRQ QI software, visit http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/software/.