CMS updated three files (medical school codes, residency type codes, and August 2012 IRISV3 Operating Instructions) in the Intern and Resident Information System (IRIS) software programs (IRISV3 and IRISEDV3). IRIS is used for collecting and reporting information on resident training in hospital and non-hospital settings. The following items were updated:
- CMS added seven new IRIS residency type codes to the IRIS Residency Code Table.
- CMS also added two new IRIS medical school codes to the IRIS Medical School Code Table.
- Providers may begin using the new medical school and residency type codes in the IRIS programs for cost reporting periods ending on or after Mon, Apr 30, 2012.
The IRIS programs are available for downloading on the IRIS website.