Attention: if you have questions or concerns about your 2016 PQRS QCDR submission, please submit them to us via the new PQRS Help Request form.
NRDR QCDR for 2017
NRDR is always open to groups or facilities not yet registered. At any time, groups wishing to use the QCDR 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.
The NRDR QCDR will be fully functional for 2017 MIPS reporting following the close of the 2016 PQRS reporting cycle on March 31, 2017 and after CMS notification of 2017 QCDR status – approximately April/May. At that time, MIPS measure data (traditional PQRS measures) can also be submitted to NRDR and the QCDR performance portal will begin showing 2017 data.
The ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR™) has been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in the 2016 program year.
Under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, eligible professionals and group practices will be able to meet PQRS quality reporting requirements by participating in a QCDR.
Questions about your QCDR participation? Please use the links below to register for upcoming PQRS and QCDR webinars.
No upcoming webinars at this time.
To view past recordings and slides see Webinars and Presentations »
Step 1: Consider measures you would report in order to reach the required nine measures across three domains for individual EPs or Physician Group Practices. Registry participants are allowed to report a combination of non-PQRS and PQRS measures for successful PQRS participation. Take advantage of the QCDR Measure Selection Tool to select measures that will meet the reporting requirements.
Step 2: If you are interested in using any of the non-PQRS NRDR measures but are NOT currently submitting data to NRDR, register for the National Radiology Data Registry to start that process now.
Note: You do not need to submit data to all the databases; only submit to databases that support measures relevant to your practice. Data may be submitted later in 2016, retrospective to January 1, 2016. Payment is not required until data is submitted.
If you or a facility at which you practice are currently submitting data to NRDR, monitor your data submission and select any additional registries from which you may want to report measures for PQRS.
Step 3: Learn more about registration, data submission and report generation by viewing the educational material on this page listed under Resources to Help You Participate.
By using the QCDR to participate in the PQRS program, radiologists can avoid the -2.0% PQRS 2018 payment adjustment and avoid the -4.0% Value Modifier automatic non-reporting payment adjustment.
*all patients, not just Medicare
Registry participants are allowed to report a combination of non-PQRS and PQRS measures for successful PQRS participation. Non-PQRS measures are chosen from across NRDR registries.
QCDR Measure Selection Tool - This spreadsheet is a tool for NRDR QCDR participants who may need assistance determining which measures and domains are needed for the 2016 PQRS reporting year.
Data for PQRS measures should be submitted via the physician portal using the following documents:
Data submission for NRDR non-PQRS measures will be through the relevant registry process; e.g., DIR, GRID and NMD, etc.
For more details see NRDR Databases Table.
The following reporting fees* apply for reporting performance measures to CMS for PQRS:
ACR members: $199 per physician per year
Nonmembers: $499 per physician per year
*in addition to NRDR participation fees
All resources are for the 2016 reporting year.
The following software partners have validated direct data export into the ACR QCDR: