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AHRQ QI v2020 Software Release July 31 2020

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) QI v2020 software will be released on 31 July, 2020. The v2020 software will calculate risk-adjusted rates based on one full year of ICD-10-CM/PCS coded all-payer 2017 data. No indicators were retired in v2020.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hospital level indicators in the Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI) module are now risk-adjusted in the SAS QI and WinQI v2020 software.
  • In the IQI module of AHRQ SAS QI v2020, the All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs) in the risk-adjustment models are based on the patient’s admission diagnoses and use present on admission (POA) information.
  • In the PDI module of the AHRQ SAS QI v2020, the Clinical Classifications Software Refined (CCSR) in the risk-adjustment models are based on the patient’s discharge admission diagnoses and use present on admission (POA) information.
  • v2020 QI software will not include COVID-19 codes in either the QI technical specifications or in the risk adjustment.

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