CHA News Article

CMS Seeks Volunteers for PSVA Pilot Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking volunteers to participate in a pilot of the Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA), which will allow hospitals to validate quality reporting document architecture (QRDA) Category I files for electronic clinical quality measure data submission. The pilot allows hospitals to catch and correct errors before submitting files to CMS. To be eligible, a hospital must be able to create QRDA Category I files based on the HL7 Base Standard for QRDA, as well as download and install PSVA in the hospital’s environment during the pilot period. Hospitals must also attend a 30-minute information session in June; attend two 30-minute feedback sessions in July; and record and submit feedback to CMS on their PSVA use. Hospitals interested in participating in the pilot should contact Stephanie Wilson by email at Additionally, CHA requests that hospitals intending to participate notify CHA by email at