MIPS Qualified Clinical Data Registry 

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CMS Deems NRDR a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for 2018 »

The ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR™) is a CMS-approved Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for 2018. Twenty-two QCDR measures spanning all six NRDR data registries have been approved for inclusion in the QCDR, along with 58 MIPS measures. Learn more about QCDR 

QCDR participants may 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.

The NRDR QCDR offers many important benefits to participants:

  • Report as either an individual or as a part of a group practice via the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO)
  • Manage submission of MIPS (claims-based) and non-MIPS QCDR (registry-based) quality measure data as well as improvement activities to CMS using one interface
  • Get direct assistance with compiling data needed for quality improvement
  • Get feedback at least quarterly and on-demand via the MIPS portal
  • Physicians can review and select measures to report prior to the CMS submission deadline

How to Participate


ACR members: $199 per physician per year | Nonmembers: $1,299 per physician per year

Not currently submitting data to NRDR? Follow our registration process to get started.

QCDR Toolkit

Registry participants may report a combination of MIPS and QCDR measures for successful MIPS participation. QCDR measures are chosen from across NRDR registries.

Use the MIPS Measure Calculator to help determine which quality measures and improvement activities are needed for the 2018 MIPS reporting year.

Not sure if you need to participate in MIPS? Look up your status.
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How to Submit Data


Data for MIPS quality measures, improvement activities and advancing care information is handled through the NRDR MIPS participation portal.

Data submission for non-MIPS quality measures is covered in the relevant data registry documentation, provided below.

MIPS Measures

Non-MIPS Measures

Improvement Activities

Submit data for MIPS quality measures using the following steps. Refer to our MIPS data submission overview for more information.

Submit data for non-MIPS measures using the relevant registry process:

Select your improvement activities using the MIPS portal.

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Core Documents


Upcoming Webinars


Past Webinars – 2017

January 18, 2018 – 2017 MIPS Submission Wrap-up
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December 19, 2017 – Prepare for 2017 MIPS QCDR Data Submission Deadlines
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November 16, 2017 – Understanding QCDR Feedback Reports
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October 19, 2017 – Making the Most of QCDR: Navigating the MIPS Portal
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September 21, 2017 – Avoid Costly Errors: Submit MIPS and Non-MIPS Data Accurately
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August 17, 2017 – Execution Tips for Successful QCDR Reporting
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July 20, 2017 – Vendor Engagement: Help Your Radiology Clients Make the Most of QCDR Reporting
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June 15, 2017 – Navigating Your QCDR Feedback Reports
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May 18, 2017 – Strategies for Identifying Measures and Activities Using the QCDR to Meet MIPS Requirements
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April 19, 2017 – Overview of QCDR Reporting Under QPP and MIPS
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