December 09, 2020

QCDR Updates

The ACR® National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR®) is a CMS-approved Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Under CMS regulations, eligible clinicians can meet MIPS quality reporting requirements by participating in a QCDR. By using a QCDR to report on the required number of MIPS measures, physicians and group practices can potentially be better placed to obtain a positive adjustment and also avoid negative payment adjustments, which can result from nonreporting or underreporting.

Find out more about the NRDR QCDR and how to use it to participate in MIPS reporting. Learn more »

What You Need to Know

QCDR participants can report a combination of QCDR measures and MIPS measures in order to fulfill reporting requirements for the Quality category. Participants may also use the QCDR to select activities for the Improvement Activities category, as well as Promoting Interoperability measures, if applicable.

If you are using the NRDR QCDR for MIPS reporting, here are some updates and approaching deadlines you need to know:

  • Continue to submit your measure data and check your QCDR Performance Report in the MIPS Participation Portal to ensure that your data is transmitting and your scores appear to be correct.
  • All data submissions to the NRDR QCDR should be completed by Jan. 31, 2021.
  • All data for 2020 must be reported to CMS by March 31, 2021. QCDR participants must submit this data themselves using the MIPS Participation Portal — ACR does not do this for them automatically.
  • ACR will open the CMS Submission tab in mid- to late-January, which allows you to report your measure(s) and Improvement Activity data directly to CMS. ACR will notify all QCDR users when this functionality is available.

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