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 Merit-based Incentive Program System (MIPS) authorized by the MACRA legislation. For more information on participating in the IR Registry to meet MIPS requirements, visit the NRDR Qualified Clinical Data Registry page. Additionally, participating in the IR Registry allows credit for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requirements of the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
The IR Registry is open for participation. Please view the documents below for more information.
Toolkit: Promoting the Value of an Interventional Radiology Clinical Practice