May 26, 2022

ACR Submits Three New Measures into the Federal Pre-Rulemaking Process

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) has submitted three National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR) measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for potential adoption into the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measure inventory in 2024.

The measures (ACRad 36: Incidental Coronary Artery Calcification Reported on Chest CT, ACRad 37: Interpretation of CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) for Pulmonary Embolism, and ACRad 40: Use of Structured Reporting in Prostate MRI) have been available in the General Radiology Improvement Database (GRID) for quality improvement purposes and were approved for reporting into the MIPS Quality category via NRDR's Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the past few years.

Due to the ongoing reduction of radiology quality measures in the MIPS measure inventory, these measures would address gaps in care while also supporting radiology practices' successful completion of the MIPS Quality Performance category. Should CMS finalize these measures for adoption into the MIPS Quality category beginning in 2024, they will enter the public domain and become accessible to all MIPS-eligible radiologists.

For questions about NRDR measures or the QCDR, please submit a ticket to the NRDR support page or contact Zach Smith, Quality Programs Specialist.