NACOR Quality Reporting Options and Mechanisms

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 2018 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 2018 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, 2018

 

 2018 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 60% 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.

2018 Deadlines

Deadline Opens Closes
2018 Registration *January 1, 2018 October 31, 2018
January 1, 2018 – November 2018 Data Submission January 31, 2019
December 2018 Data Submission January 1, 2019 February 15, 2019

March 31, 2019 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.