NACOR dashboard locked down

In preparation for 2018 MIPS data submission to CMS, AQI locked the provider list tool in the NACOR dashboard on Friday, February 22. You will be unable to make any changes to the provider list. The provider lists will be unlocked on Monday, April 8, for 2019 MIPS reporting. Practices can continue to log in and view dashboard reports. If you have questions, email

Quality reporting reconciliation process complete

AQI has completed the quality reporting reconciliation process in which your practice's order, with the number and type of Eligible Clinicians (i.e. physician or CRNA), is compared to the information submitted to NACOR in your practice's data file. For each data file submitted, AQI confirms the membership status of each EC to determine if s/he is eligible to receive the ASA member benefit rate for NACOR Quality Reporting.

Please note if ASA/AQI does not receive your payment by March 30, 2019, your practice's data may not be submitted to CMS. For questions regarding the specific ECs that the roster represents, please contact Margaret Bussan at 847-268-9231 or Please call Linda Burkart, ASA Senior Accounting Clerk, at 847-268-9210 with credit card payments.

Register for 2019 NACOR reporting

Quality reporting practices can now begin the enrollment process for 2019 NACOR Quality Reporting by completing the new online order form.

AQI's NACOR quality reporting options include the following new offerings in 2019 to ensure that NACOR remains the leader in anesthesia - Quality Concierge, NACOR Quality Reporting and NACOR Benchmarking. NACOR Basic does not include quality reporting.

To better address individual and practice needs, AQI will add 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 for AQI Measure 59: Multimodal.

These new products and services will result in a change in the NACOR pricing structure for 2019. ASA members and NACOR participants will see a fee adjustment in 2019 for NACOR Benchmarking and NACOR Quality Reporting. NACOR Basic remains a complimentary member benefit and pricing for NACOR Quality Concierge is unchanged in 2019.


2019 Resources

2019 NACOR fees (PDF)

2019 QCDR Measure Specifications (PDF)

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

NACOR News Library

Read past issues of AQI's NACOR News.

Office Hours FAQs

Question: If a provider has left the practice half way through the year - does the practice need to report the provider's cases?

If the practice is reporting as a group and the provider performed cases in 2018, the practice needs to be reporting 60% of all eligible cases for that provider regardless if they are still at the practice or not as CMS is evaluating the data at the TIN level not the individual NPI. If the practice is individually reporting, the data will follow the provider's NPI.

Question: In regards to the reporting year on the AQI website it state to submit 60% of eligible cases and we understand it is not pick your pace but does this mean 60% of 2018 cases? Can you elaborate?

The 2018 MIPS reporting requirement is to report on 60% of the denominator eligible cases for 6 measures including 1 outcome measure for the 12 month reporting period (1/1/2018 - 12/31/18). For example, If your practice is reporting MIPS 76 - Prevention of Central Venous Catheter (CVC - Related Bloodstream Infections and places 75 central lines during 2018 your practice would need to report on 45 cases which is 60% of the eligible cases.

Question: Is it possible for all providers in a practice to be non-MIPS eligible and not required to submit data as individuals, but are eligible as a group?

Yes if the individual providers do not meet the 2018 MIPS participation criteria (billed $90,000 or less in Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services furnished to Medicare Part B Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries (including Railroad Retirement Board and Medicare secondary Payer) and have 200 or fewer Medicare Part B FFS beneficiaries) the practice can be MIPS eligible as a group if the group has billed $90,000 or more in PFS services furnished to Medicare Part B beneficiaries and have 200 or more Medicare Part B beneficiaries.