Archived Specifications Manuals

for National Hospital Quality Measures

Previous versions of the Specifications Manual for National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures (Specifications Manual) are provided below for reference purposes. The Manual is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission to publish a uniform set of national hospital quality measures.

Find the desired data collection period (i.e., based on hospital discharge dates)and select the associated Specifications Manual.

The Release Notes for each version of the manual outline the changes associated with that specific release and include corrections and clarifications based on ongoing alignment discussions between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission.

Data Collection Time Period Specifications Manual
04/01/07 - 09/30/07

Version 2.2b

(Update to Version 2.2)

10/01/06 - 03/31/07

Version 2.1d

(Update to Version 2.1)

07/01/06 - 09/30/06

Version 2.0b

(Update to Version 2.0)

04/01/06 - 06/30/06 Version 1.05
01/01/06 - 03/31/06 Version 1.04a

(Update to Version 1.04)

10/01/05 - 12/31/05 Version 1.03
07/01/05 - 09/30/05 Version 1.02
01/01/05 - 06/30/05 Version 1.01

Version 1.0

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