IDSS Import Template and Materials

We are pleased to share with you this year's IDSS Import Template for use with the Interactive Data Submission System, IDSS. For the xml and xsd files below, if you do not wish to view (or save) these files from your browser window, then right-click "save target as" to save the file to your machine. 

IDSS Import Template

  1. Intro to the IDSS Import XML - a general overview of the import format
  2. Commercial Import Template - xml import template for commercial submissions. (updated 12/28/17)
  3. Medicaid Import Template - xml import template for medicaid submissions. (updated 12/28/17)
  4. Medicare Import Template - xml import template for medicare submissions. (updated 12/28/17)
  5. Marketplace Import Template - xml import template for marketplace submissions (updated 12/28/17)
  6. Generic Import Template - all product lines combined (commercial, Medicaid, Medicare and Marketplace) with no audit elements. (updated 12/28/17)
  7. Import Template Schema (xsd) - the (xsd) schema file for the IDSS import templates
  8. ECDS XML Schema – the (xml) schema file for the ECDS measures import templates. (updated 1/12/18)
  9. ECDS Import Template - xml import template for ECDS submissions. (updated 1/12/18)

IDSS Data Dictionaries

CSV files containing all measure IDs and descriptions; data element names and descriptions; and data type.

  1. Commercial (updated 12/28/17) 
  2. Medicaid (updated 12/28/17)
  3. Medicare  (updated 12/28/17)
  4. Marketplace (updated 12/28/17)

Relative Resource Use

Due to the suspension of Relative Resource Use (RRU) HEDIS Measures, Health plans should not report RRU measures for 2018.

Submit questions at

RRU Suspension Memo


For general inquiries or training information related to the IDSS tool please submit a question to my.ncqa.

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