August 18, 2021

New GRID Measure Submission Method for MIPS Users

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) team is initiating a simplified method to submit measures added to the General Radiology Improvement Database (GRID) in 2020 through the MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) Participation Portal. These measures include:
• ACRad 36: Incidental Coronary Artery Calcification Reported on Chest CT
• ACRad 37: Interpretation of CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) for Pulmonary Embolism
• ACRad 38: Use of Low Dose Cranial CT or MRI Examinations for Patients with Ventricular Shunts
• ACRad 39: Use of Low Dose CT Studies for Adults with Suspicion of Urolithiasis or Nephrolithiasis
• ACRad 40: Use of Structured Reporting in Prostate MRI
• ACRad 41: Use of Quantitative Criteria for Oncologic FDG PET Imaging
• ACRad 42: Surveillance Imaging for Liver Nodules <10mm in Patients at Risk for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Facilities using ACR QCDR to participate in MIPS soon will be able to submit these GRID measures using a template similar to the Excel and Text files used for submitting MIPS measures. These files will be uploaded via the MIPS portal under the Upload Data tab and will not require GRID registration to submit. For users who prefer to continue submitting these measures through the GRID registry, this method will continue to be available as well.

The ACR expects this new method to be live by Aug. 31. ACR staff will notify users when the portal is ready for submission.

The ACR will hold a webinar Aug. 26, 2–3pm ET that goes into more detail about this new simplified submission process. A recording will be available for those who are unable to join. Registration now is open for the webinar.

If you have questions about how to get started with this new submission method, email the QCDR team at