September 09, 2021

GRID 2.0: New Method to Submit Quality Measures

Launched in 2008 under the ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR®) umbrella, the General Radiology Improvement Database (GRID) allows imaging facility staff to compare their turnaround times (TATs), patient wait times, incident rates and other measures with their peers.

GRID 2.0 implemented 11 new radiology-specific quality measures in 2020. When implemented into routine clinical practice, these quality measures support the delivery of patient-centered, evidence-based quality care for the promotion of positive health outcomes.

Seven of the 11 quality measures are approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for use in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) when submitting data to CMS through the ACR® Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR).

New Submission Method for GRID 2.0 Measures

In the coming months, the ACR will announce a new submission method for reporting GRID 2.0 quality measures (ACRad 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42) using the ACR QCDR to report MIPS data for 2021.

The new submission method will use a template similar to the MIPS measure template and will greatly simplify the process of submitting these seven QCDR measures. The template will be populated with patient records and then uploaded to the MIPS Participation Portal under the same “Upload Data” tab that participants have been using to submit MIPS measure data.

To learn more about the new submission method, access this webinar recording.