Getting Started:

Complete a registration for your facility to obtain a unique NRDR Facility ID.

What is a facility in NRDR? A facility is a physical location where a patient receives an imaging exam. This definition includes hospitals, out-patient clinics, free-standing centers, academic sites or other locations where imaging exams are performed.

How do we register if we practice at many locations? If you have many facilities that would like to register as a group, use the multi-center registration process. Register once as a Master facility for your corporate location which is an umbrella account where you receive and pay invoices, receive combined reports across all locations, and coordinate legal agreements. To complete your Master-Child registration in one sitting have a list of each of your facility’s names, addresses, and phone numbers nearby as a quick reference. The facility’s NPI number is needed only if you plan to join the Lung Cancer Screening Registry (LCSR) otherwise it is not needed during the registration process.

Note: Radiology groups can register and submit data to the NRDR. The radiology group does not have to be the owner of a facility to take part.

Step 1. Complete a New Facility Registration for each facility and obtain a NRDR Facility ID and valid account. All NRDR facility IDs are six digits.

The Registration Form asks you to identify a Facility Administrator for that registration. This person does not need to be the director or manager at your facility. However, the person you choose must be able to receive and respond to email notices, process invoices and coordinate users for the account. The Facility Administrator serves as the point of contact for all NRDR issues.

Select the databases in which you would like the facility to participate. When the registration is complete, a Facility Administrator can add Registry Administrators and Facility Users to the facility account. To add extra users read Section 6 of the NRDR User Guide.

Note: Make sure all users with filtering software are able to receive messages from nrdrsupport@acr.org.

Multi-center facilities need to register each of their facilities and then register one more to act as the Master (corporate or organizational) facility. The multi-center facility registration instructions have been provided in Section 7 of the NRDR User Guide. The guide will walk you through the process of registering many facilities contributing data under one corporate entity name.

Facilities which have completed the entire New Facility Registration will receive an email confirmation. The confirmation contains information pertinent to logging in to the NRDR website. If the registration is not complete the confirmation email will not be sent. If this happens, please visit the NRDR Help Desk and click on “new support ticket” for assistance.

Step 2. Send us a signed copy of the NRDR Participation Agreement by email (nrdr@acr.org) or mail. The NRDR address and contact information is available on the cover page of the agreement. Please add your facility ID(s) before submitting the agreement. You do not need to have one agreement per each facility registration. You can indicate which facilities the agreement should cover by providing the NRDR Facility ID on the cover page. If you do not have a NRDR Facility ID, please return to Step 1 above to complete your registration(s).

Due to NOPR’s separate function as part of the CMS reimbursement process, the registration procedure for NOPR is independent of the registration procedure for NRDR. Submit registrations for NOPR separately from NRDR. Fees for participating in NRDR do not include NOPR participation. Registrations for NOPR may be submitted using the PET Facility Pre-Registration Form.

Step 3. Submit data to the selected databases. We cannot accept data until after we have a signed participation agreement on file (Step 2). Each database has different data submission specifications. Please refer to the table below for a list of NRDR databases and their data submission requirements.

Step 4. Submit payment for the electronic invoice you'll receive when you register. The fee schedule is described below. You will have the opportunity to pay for NRDR registration fees either by credit card or check. Checks may be sent to the NRDR address listed below. Payment is due when you start submitting data.

NEW! 2015 Qualified Clinical Data Registry!
If you are interested in using NRDR for PQRS participation, please refer to our QCDR webpage for more information about the process and fees.

NRDR Participation Fee Schedule: There is a one-time facility registration fee of $500 for NRDR (not including NOPR). In addition, there is an annual fee based on the number of radiologists practicing at a facility and the number of sites included in a facility.

2015 annual fee for participation in NRDR (including NMD, LCSR, IR, CTC, GRID, and DIR, and excluding NOPR) for participants with 5 sites or fewer:

Number of Radiologists

 

1-5 Sites

1 - 5

 

$500

6 - 15

 

$750

16 - 25

 

$1,000

26 - 35

 

$1,250

36 - 45

 

$1,500

46 - 55

 

$1,750

> 55

 

$2,000

2015 annual fee for participation in NRDR (including NMD, LCSR, IR, CTC, GRID, and DIR, and excluding NOPR) for participants with more than 5 sites:

Number of Radiologists

Number of distinct sites or locations

6 - 15

 

16 - 25

 

26 - 35

 

36 - 45

 

46 - 55

 

> 55

1 - 5

$1,000

 

$2,500

 

$4,000

 

$5,500

 

$7,000

 

$8,500

6 - 15

$1,250

 

$2,750

 

$4,250

 

$5,750

 

$7,250

 

$8,750

16 - 25

$1,500

 

$3,000

 

$4,500

 

$6,000

 

$7,500

 

$9,000

26 - 35

$1,750

 

$3,250

 

$4,750

 

$6,250

 

$7,750

 

$9,250

36 - 45

$2,000

 

$3,500

 

$5,000

 

$6,500

 

$8,000

 

$9,500

46 - 55

$2,250

 

$3,750

 

$5,250

 

$6,750

 

$8,250

 

$9,750

> 55

$2,500

 

$4,000

 

$5,500

 

$7,000

 

$8,500

 

$10,000

  

Registration and participation fees may be paid by credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to NRDR and mailed to:

NRDR Registries
American College of Radiology
1891 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4397

  • The facility ID# must be written on the check.
  • Facilities can check their account balance and other account information on the NRDR website.
  • Since DIR and GRID cover an entire practice, participation in them gives free access to other NRDR registries. A practice may also register in an individual registry other than DIR or GRID, which may result in a lower annual fee.

Please visit the NRDR Help Desk and click on “new support ticket” or call the NRDR information line at 1-800-227-5463, extension 3535.