MY2023 Data Submission Timeline

The timeline below outlines the data submission process and runs from September 2023 through October 2024.

September 2023

  • NCQA posts the XML templates, validation files and data dictionaries for Interactive Data Submission System© (IDSS) to the data submission webpage.

October 2023

  • NCQA HEDIS “Coming Soon” notification sent out to all new and returning health Plans.

November 2023

  • NCQA HEDIS Data Submission Kick-off letter is sent to Primary and Secondary contacts.

December 2023

  • NCQA releases the 2024 Online Healthcare Organization Questionnaire (HOQ) for health plans to request and update submissions.

January 2024

  • Auditor completes the CAHPS survey sample frame validation in the HOQ by January 31, 2024.

February 2024

  • Health plans finalize commercial, Exchange, Medicaid, and Medicare HOQ requests to obtain access to the IDSS and submission IDs for HEDIS®1 and CAHPS®2 on Monday, February 5 by 8:00 pm ET.

March 2024

  • NCQA releases the 2024 Interactive Data Submission System (IDSS) for data loading and validation.
  • Submission IDs for survey measures are distributed to NCQA certified survey vendors.

May 2024

  • NCQA Conditions for Public Reporting letter is sent to Primary and Secondary HEDIS contacts. This letter includes the rules used for displaying data in our public reporting programs (Health Plan Ratings).
  • NCQA certified survey vendors begin submission of commercial and Medicaid CAHPS 5.1H member-level data files to NCQA.
  • Health Plan Ratings—Plan Confirmation is required for commercial, Medicaid and Medicare. Plans verify the information that will determine how their organization is displayed in the ratings (e.g., states, Accreditation statuses and Market Names).
  • NCQA Accreditation team will send out the annual HEDIS Assessment fee invoice (accredited plans only).

June 2024

  • Commercial and Medicaid CAHPS survey results are available for download in IDSS.
  • IDSS Plan-lock must be applied for all commercial, Exchange, Medicaid, and Medicare audited submissions on Friday, May 31 by 9:00 pm ET to ensure auditors have enough time to validate health plan results.
  • Health Plans submit Finalized commercial, Exchange, Medicaid, and Medicare HEDIS (non-survey data) results and signed Attestation via the IDSS on Friday, June 14 by 9:00 pm ET. *Please note time change*
  • CMS requires a Patient-Level-Detail (PLD) file validation for Medicare submissions. Organizations must submit the patient-level-detail file to CMS’ vendor by Friday, June 14 by 9:00 pm ET. *Please note time change*
  • Last day for IDSS Resubmission requests for data and Attestation is Friday, June 28.

July 2024

NCQA releases the Quality Compass® 2024 (MY 2023) commercial product line.[3]

August 2024

  • Projected Health Plan Ratings for commercial, Medicaid and Medicare are released. Plans are required to confirm their rating and Accreditation information (if applicable).

September–October 2024

  • Final Health Plan Ratings are posted on NCQA’s Website here.
  • NCQA releases the Quality Compass® 2024 (MY 2023) Medicaid product line in September and the Medicare version in October .
  • NCQA releases the Quality Compass 2024 (MY 2023) Member Experience Data Set for the commercial and Medicare product lines in September.
  • NCQA releases the Quality Compass 2024 (MY 2023) Exchange Data File in November.

1 HEDIS®, IDSS and Quality Compass® are registered trademarks of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

2 CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

3 Quality Compass release dates are general time frames and are subject to change.

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