AHRQ recently identified inaccuracies with QI Population Files affecting versions 7.0.2 and all prior versions. AHRQ is releasing an updated population file for SAS QI and a population file patch for Win QI to address these inaccuracies.
- If you are using the v2018 ICD-10-CM/PCS (non-risk adjusted) software, NO ACTION is needed. The v2018 software includes the corrected files.
- For those using QI v7.0.2 ICD-10-CM/PCS and/or prior versions of the software:you will need to take the following steps:
- For SAS QI software users, you will need to download the new population file and update the population file reference in the SAS program file.
- For WinQI software users, you will need to download the population file patch to update your WinQI software.
To learn more about the AHRQ QI Population File inaccuracies and resolution, please review the FAQ document available at: http://www.qualityindicators.