October Office Hour recording

The October office hour recording will be posted on the AQI website the week of October 18. This month’s topics include CMS updates (MIPS final scores and targeted review deadline), Dashboard demonstration – unreported case report, 2021 practice audits, facility list updates and 2021 Quality reporting deadlines.

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Submit early, submit often

NACOR Quality reporting deadlines for the 2021 performance year are approaching quickly. Practices are encouraged to start sending quality data to AQI before the deadline to allow time for review and to submit corrected files if any errors are identified.

The 2021 data completeness requirements for those reporting MIPS are six measures, including one outcome measure, for 70 percent of the eligible cases over a 12-month period (1/1/21 - 12/31/21). Quality data from January through November 2021 must be submitted by January 31, 2022. The deadline to submit all 2021 data is February 14, 2022.

Ready to submit data? Activate FTP account

For security reasons, all FTP accounts (for those who upload data to NACOR) will be disabled if no activity occurs within a 90-day window. If your practice is ready to start submitting data, you may not have access to log in to the FTP.

If you suspect your account has been disabled due to inactivity, submit a help desk ticket by emailing NACORSupport@asahq.org. FTP access has no impact on user access to the NACOR dashboard.

Review your NACOR dashboard

Remember to review your 2021 quality reports in the NACOR dashboard. For practices that have uploaded a new data file, AQI encourages a member of your practice to review the NACOR dashboard as it allows you to monitor your providers' performance, as well as pinpoint any problems with the data and make necessary corrections prior to data submission deadlines.

Data completeness requirements for the 2021 MIPS Performance Period are:

  • Submit 12 months of data (January – December 2021).
  • Report a minimum of six measures with at least one outcome or high priority measure.
  • Measure must meet the 20-case minimum to be scored.
  • Reporting rate must be at least 70% of all eligible cases across all payers for each measure reported.

Note: The minimum point threshold to avoid a negative payment adjustment has increased from 45 to 60 points for the 2021 performance year. It is important to check the measure performance rates for your practice to make sure the measures reported will earn the maximum points allowed for the Quality Component.

As a reminder, section 8 of the Addendum for Quality Reporting to the NACOR Participation Agreement states that your practice "and each EC agree, and Participant shall require each EC, to review his/her measure results in AQI at least four times a year and provide timely feedback to AQI on the measures that will be reported on the EC's behalf."

If there are questions about the dashboard results, submit a ticket to nacorsupport@asahq.org.