American Society of Anesthesiologists - Qualified Registry

ASA Quality Reporting: Qualified Registry

The Qualified Registry (QR) is a reporting mechanism that uses the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) to help Eligible Clinicians (ECs) meet the requirements of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ASA offers 26 MIPS measures for EPs to choose from to report via the qualified registry option.

To enroll in QR you must first become a NACOR participant. Be aware that if you are already a member of NACOR you are not automatically enrolled in QR. You must sign up for QR as well.  

Register for NACOR and QR  

QR Benefits

  • Provides an alternative if you are transitioning from claims-based reporting
  • Report on at least 50 percent of your patients to whom the measure applies for all payers (Medicare and Non-Medicare)
  • Provides an option that is anticipated to be applicable in 2017 under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System MIPS

QR Requirements

  • Reporting of nine measures across three National Quality Strategy (NQS) domains
  • You must report 50 percent of your patients to whom the measure applies, including Medicare Part B FFS
  • The reporting year is January 1 through December 31, 2017

2016 Deadlines

  • Submission of January 2016-November 2016 Data – January 31, 2017
  • Submission of  December 2016 data – February 15, 2017

2017 Deadlines

  • Coming soon!


2017 MIPS Anesthesiology Specialty Measure Set


Participation in QR is free to ASA members.  Non-members may participate at an additional cost. 

2017 Pricing Chart

2017 User Guide

Coming soon!