AHRQ--Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care

SAS QI®, ICD-10 Alpha Version 5.0

The QI/STAT modules are programs that run in the SAS statistical software package. To use these modules, users must have access to SAS which may be purchased from The SAS Institute.

Most components for running the software are included in the zip file below. The population files are now a separate download and may be used for Area-level indicators. The software documentation describes the procedures for implementing the AHRQ Quality Indicators and highlights features of the analytic approach of particular interest to users. The user must provide a hospital discharge data file in the specified format.

Software Instructions

Technical Specifications

The draft technical coding specifications containing ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS codes used in the Alpha version of software can be found here

Note that the technical specifications are not the final version, and are not intended to be a definitive representation of the measures.

ICD-10 Software (Alpha version 5.0) - All Modules


The SAS 4.5a version of the QI modules can be found on the Archives page.