Quality Reporting Office Hours June 14

The next live session of office hours is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14 at 11am CST. Topics will include how to report MIPS 424 and the ABG measures, provider list updates use case and preparing for a practice audit. Register here.

Any suggestions for discussion topics should be emailed to askaqi@asahq.org by Friday, June 10.

Register for the Anesthesia Quality and Patient Safety Meeting

Join us July 22-23 for the Virtual Anesthesia Quality and Patient Safety Meeting. The Anesthesia Quality and Patient Safety Meeting focuses on key themes in quality improvement, patient safety, team collaboration, and wellness, featuring renowned practitioners who are passionate about ensuring safe care before, during, and after surgery. Review the agenda here.

Registration opens the week of June 13. Sign up to get notified when registration opens.

2022 Conversion Factor Survey of Commercial Payment Rates

The American Society of Anesthesiologists invites you to participate in our 20th survey of commercial payment rates. As with previous surveys, we will publish the results in the ASA Monitor later this year. While only those questions marked with an asterisk require a response to complete the survey, the optional questions offer insights into critical practice topics that help to inform ASA prioritize its efforts and create new and relevant materials. We would greatly appreciate your help with this update and hope you will complete it in its entirety.

As a reminder, the Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care issued jointly by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission make it possible for us to gather this information as long as certain conditions are met. The most important condition, besides only publishing aggregate statistics, is that the data you provide be AT LEAST THREE MONTHS OLD.

Please provide the following information for your FIVE (5) highest-volume commercial payers (NOT MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OTHER GOVERNMENT PAYERS) based on volume of services provided on an annual basis. If you have fewer than five contracted commercial payers, please enter information for all of your commercial payers. AGAIN, PLEASE ENSURE YOUR DATA IS AT LEAST THREE MONTHS OLD.

TO OUR ANESTHESIOLOGISTS: Please ask your practice manager or billing service to complete this questionnaire. It is important that we receive only one response from each anesthesia group. We ask that you or your staff complete the survey NO LATER THAN JULY 8, 2022.

The survey is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022CFSurvey

A PDF of the survey that you can use to gather your information is available for download HERE

If you will be responding on behalf of multiple practices and prefer to use a multi-response spread sheet instead of the Survey Monkey link, please contact us at CFSurvey@asahq.org

If you have any questions, please email them to CFSurvey@asahq.org 

Thank you for your participation!

Register for 2022 NACOR reporting

Quality reporting practices can now begin the enrollment process for the Anesthesia Quality Institute's (AQI) 2022 NACOR Quality Reporting by completing the 2022 online order form. NACOR is a designated QR and QCDR for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program. Practices who can only report MIPS measures should register for the Qualified Registry. Practices participating with AQI's Quality Concierge do not need to register.

AQI's NACOR quality reporting options include the following offerings in 2022 to ensure that NACOR remains the leader in anesthesiology: Quality Concierge, NACOR Quality Reporting, NACOR Benchmarking and NACOR Basic.

For more information, please email askaqi@asahq.org.