The new national quality registry for interventional radiology, led collaboratively by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the American College of Radiology, is designed to promote quality of care for patients undergoing interventional radiology procedures.
The registry will enable the collection of performance measures for image-guided interventional procedures, and participating facilities and physicians will receive reports based on aggregated benchmarks to facilitate patient safety and quality improvement efforts. Structured report templates developed by the SIR will be integrated within the IR registry structure. Use of these templates within an interventional radiology practice will simplify IR measure data collection and submission to the registry.
In addition, the IR registry will potentially give participants additional opportunities to fulfill reporting requirements for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System and gain credits toward maintenance of certification from the American Board of Radiology.
The new registry is scheduled to be available early 2017.