MIPS Qualified Clinical Data Registry 

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 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 | Non-members: $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.

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How to Submit Data

Data for MIPS quality measures, improvement activities and promoting interoperability is handled through the NRDR MIPS participation portal.

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

MIPS Measures

QCDR 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 QCDR measures using the relevant registry process:

Select your improvement activities using the MIPS portal.

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Upcoming Webinars

January 17, 2019

2018 MIPS QCDR Submission Wrap-up

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00pm ET Register now
February 21, 2019

QCDR Support Office Hours #1

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00pm ET Register now
March 14, 2019

QCDR Support Hours

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00pm ET Register now

Past Webinars – 2018

November 13, 2018 - Avoid Costly Errors: Understanding QCDR Feedback Reports
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October 11, 2018 – Making the Most of QCDR: Preparing for Data Submission Deadlines
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August 10, 2018 – QCDR Data Submission Requirements and Feedback Reports
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June 21, 2018 – Navigating the NRDR and MIPS Portals
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May 3, 2018 – 2018 QCDR Participation Kick-off
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