The National Mammography Database (NMD) leverages data that radiology practices are already collecting by providing comparative information for national and regional benchmarking. Participants receive semiannual feedback reports that include important benchmark data such as cancer detection rates, positive predictive value rates and recall rates. Preliminary data are also available for exams with fewer than 365 days of follow-up to facilitate timely corrections and modifications.
The NMD offers additional quality measures to help fulfill Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting requirements. Participation also allows for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requirements of the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
Announcement: A new NMD study conducted in collaboration with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute describes the most influential radiologist characteristics impacting mammography interpretive performance. The study authors found they were geography, breast sub-specialization, performance of diagnostic mammography, and performance of diagnostic ultrasound. Read the full study »