Comparing practice performance to regional and national benchmarks is an important tool for improving the quality of patient care. The ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR) will help your facility benchmark outcomes and process-of-care measures and develop quality improvement programs.
NRDR PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved the ACR National Radiology Data Registry as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in the 2014 program year. Please click here for more information on using NRDR for PQRS reporting.
The ACR is developing a Lung Cancer Screening Registry to support clinical practice audits. The ACR will apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval of the registry to be used by providers billing Medicare for lung cancer screening exams.
Designed to promote quality of care for patients undergoing CT colonography, the CTC registry provides evidence-based health outcomes and process data for decision-making purposes. The registry allows facilities to compare their results to regional and national benchmarks for quality improvement.
The DIR allows facilities to compare their CT dose indices to regional and national values. Institutions receive periodic feedback reports comparing their results by body part and exam type to aggregate results. This data will be used to establish national benchmarks for CT dose indices.
The GRID collects information about imaging facilities which is then aggregated to establish benchmarks for quality improvement. This allows facilities and physicians to compare turnaround times, patient wait times, incident rates and other process and outcome measures with other facilities and practices of similar size and type.
ICE is a practice quality improvement project focused on CT IV contrast extravasation rates sponsored jointly by the ACR and the Society of Abdominal Radiology. This project collects data from institutions across the US to provide a meaningful way to compare practice performance in areas of quality and patient safety with national benchmarks.
*See important notice regarding the future of the ICE registry
The NMD leverages data that radiology practices are already collecting by providing comparative information for national and regional benchmarking. Participants receive semi-annual feedback reports that include important benchmark data such as cancer detection rates, positive predictive value rates and recall rates.