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).