National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR)

Anesthesia Quality Institute’s (AQI) NACOR has been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), as well as a Qualified Registry (QR) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). AQI is offering the following services to help your practice with your reporting needs:


NACOR Basic allows practices to report billing and administrative data, comorbidities and outcomes for benchmarking for all anesthesia providers in all practice settings. NACOR Basic does not include quality reporting.

The registry provides:

  • Interactive analytical reports
  • Ability to analyze data across various dimensions
  • Peer-to-peer benchmarks

NACOR Quality Reporting

Full-Service Solution – NACOR Quality Concierge

AQI is collaborating with ePreop™ to provide a full-service quality reporting solution with Quality Concierge™, which helps practices report seamlessly, avoid CMS penalties under MIPS and MACRA, and prepare for value-based payment models.

Quality Reporting Options

  • Group Practice Reporting
    CMS evaluates the quality data at the Tax Identification Number level. All eligible clinicians' data are aggregated and summarized prior to evaluation by CMS.

  • 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.

Reporting requirements are the same for both options.

Learn more about Quality Reporting Options

Quality Reporting Mechanisms

Practices must identify at least six measures with one outcome measure and submit data for at least 50 percent of eligible cases regardless of payer (Medicare and non-Medicare).

  • Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)
    Includes 15 non-MIPS and 31 MIPS measures
  • Qualified Registry (QR)
    Includes only 31 MIPS measures

Learn more about Quality Reporting Mechanisms

Additional NACOR Quality Reporting Information & Resources


You can also find CMS Resources here and ASA FAQs here for all things MACRA.