Comparing practice performance to regional and national benchmarks is an important tool for improving the quality of patient care. The ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR) will help your facility benchmark outcomes and process-of-care measures and develop quality improvement programs.
The ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR™) has been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the CMS Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for 2017. CMS has posted the approved QCDR list. Twenty-four Non-MIPS measures spanning all six NRDR data registries have been approved for inclusion in the QCDR, along with 56 MIPS measures. The NRDR QCDR is now fully functional for 2017 MIPS reporting, and QCDR participants may report a combination of Non-MIPS and MIPS measures in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
Note: Groups wishing to use the QCDR for 2017 MIPS reporting may register, set up accounts and begin submitting data for the NRDR registry(ies) to be used for 2017 MIPS requirements. Please visit the How to Get Started page to begin the process.
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The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry™ is now available for online data entry. LCSR is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to enable providers to meet quality reporting requirements to receive Medicare CT lung cancer screening payment.
Designed to promote quality of care for patients undergoing CT colonography, the CTC registry provides evidence-based health outcomes and process data for decision-making purposes. The registry allows facilities to compare their results to regional and national benchmarks for quality improvement.
The DIR allows facilities to compare their CT dose indices to regional and national values. Institutions receive periodic feedback reports comparing their results by body part and exam type to aggregate results. This data will be used to establish national benchmarks for CT dose indices.
The GRID collects information about imaging facilities which is then aggregated to establish benchmarks for quality improvement. This allows facilities and physicians to compare turnaround times, patient wait times, incident rates and other process and outcome measures with other facilities and practices of similar size and type.
ICE is a practice quality improvement project focused on CT IV contrast extravasation rates sponsored jointly by the ACR and the Society of Abdominal Radiology. This project collects data from institutions across the US to provide a meaningful way to compare practice performance in areas of quality and patient safety with national benchmarks.
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The NMD leverages data that radiology practices are already collecting by providing comparative information for national and regional benchmarking. Participants receive semi-annual feedback reports that include important benchmark data such as cancer detection rates, positive predictive value rates and recall rates.