2019 NACOR fees announced

Registration for 2019 NACOR Quality Reporting Services will begin in early 2019. AQI is adding more features and benefits to better address individual and practice needs in 2019. To ensure NACOR remains the leader in the specialty of anesthesia, AQI is adding enhanced dashboards for better analysis, opportunities to view benchmarked data, and the chance for eligible physicians to earn MOCA Part IV credit for reviewing data. These new products and services, scheduled to go into effect in 2019, will result in a change in the NACOR pricing structure for 2019.

Electronic provider consent forms for individual reporting

AQI's NACOR will begin collecting provider consent forms in the fall from each Eligible Clinician (EC) who is enrolled in 2018 individual quality reporting, as required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). AQI recommends that practices routinely update their email addresses and provider lists in the NACOR dashboard.

Attesting to Improvement Activities via NACOR

The Improvement Activity category in 2018 rewards clinicians for activities that improve clinical practice and patient safety. Improvement Activities will account for 15 percent of the final MIPS score in 2018. Clinicians can attest to recommended Improvement Activities for anesthesiology using the provider list in the NACOR dashboard.

Final registration deadline October 31

The deadline for providers to enroll in Quality Reporting or NACOR Basic for 2018 was Wednesday, October 31. More information about NACOR Quality Reporting is available on the NACOR quality reporting options and mechanisms page.

RESOURCES

2019 Resources

2019 NACOR fees

2018 MACRA MIPS Information

Register for 2018 NACOR quality reporting

2018 NACOR pricing

2018 NACOR Data Definitions

2018 QCDR Measure Booklet

2018 Recommended Improvement Activities

Office Hours FAQs

Question: What is the code for Quantum 31?

Quantum 31 is a licensed measure for MEDNAX and it has no AQI Measure ID. The denominator includes CPT procedure codes, not ASA codes. This measure should be reported by providers who actually place the central line, not by providers who provide anesthesia for central line placement. Since MEDNAX is the measure steward for Quantum 31, all questions should be directed to MEDNAX.

Question: Have measure specifications changed from 2017 to 2018?

Yes, the QCDR measure specifications have changed from 2017 to 2018. For more details, refer to the new 2018 QCRD Measure booklet.