American Society of Anesthesiologists - NACOR Quality Reporting Options and Mechanisms

NACOR Quality Reporting Options and Mechanisms

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Group Practice Reporting vs. Individual Reporting

AQI's NACOR offers two quality reporting options for practices participating in MACRA. Reporting requirements are the same for both options.

Group Practice Reporting

  • CMS evaluates the quality data at the Tax Identification Number (TIN) level. All eligible clinicians' (ECs) data are aggregated and summarized together prior to evaluation by CMS. Download CMS guidance on group reporting in MIPS 2017 here

Individual

  • CMS evaluates the quality data at the National Provider Identification (NPI) level. Each EC's data are aggregated individually prior to evaluation by CMS.

Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) and Qualified Registry (QR)

AQI's NACOR offers two quality reporting mechanisms for practices participating in MACRA, QCDR and QR, which use NACOR to collect data for quality reporting and help ECs meet the CMS requirements. To decide which NACOR quality reporting option is best, consider:

QCDR and QR

  • Submit data on all patients regardless of payer (Medicare and Non-Medicare)
  • Mechanism in place to collect outcomes data (for example, quality capture program, post-anesthesia care unit data)
  • Identify at least six MIPS measures with one outcome measure

QCDR vs QR

  • QCDR includes non-MIPS and MIPS measure sets
  • QR includes only MIPS measure sets

Benefits

  • Provides comprehensive MACRA reporting and supports your local quality improvement activities
  • Includes specialty-specific reporting measures, providing broader options that may be more meaningful to your practice
  • Helps you prepare for reporting requirements in 2017 under MIPS

Requirements

  • Report six measures with one outcome measure
  • Report on at least 50 percent of your patients to whom the measure applies for all payers (Medicare and non-Medicare)
  • The reporting year is January 1 through December 31, 2017

 2017 MIPS Reporting QR vs QCDR:

 

QR

QCDR

Selection of Measures to Report

Applicable MIPS measures

* See the CMS Anesthesiology Specialty Measure Set

Available MIPS and non-MIPS QCDR measures

* See the CMS Anesthesiology Specialty Measure Set

* See ASA non-MIPS Measure Set

Report one Outcome Measure

Yes

Yes

Report on 50% of the eligible cases for all payers (Medicare and non-Medicare)

Yes

Yes

Measure Compliance Reports available for viewing

Yes

Yes

Data submitted to CMS may be posted on Physician Compare

Yes

Yes


Enrollment

To enroll in QCDR or QR you must first become a NACOR participant. If you are already a member of NACOR you must sign up for QCDR or QR as well.

2017 Deadlines

Deadline

Opens

Closes

2017 Registration

*June 1, 2017

October 31, 2017

January 1, 2017 – November 2017 Data Submission

January 31, 2018

December 2017 Data Submission

January 1, 2018

February 15, 2018

 † March 31, 2018 is CMS’s deadline for NACOR to submit your data. AQI NACOR needs to prepare, aggregate, re-format, validate, error-check, and test your data prior to submitting to CMS.

Measures

Participation in QCDR or QR is FREE for ASA Members! Check the non-member pricing chart for more information.