Final registration deadline October 30

The deadline for providers to register for 2020 NACOR Reporting (Basic, Benchmarking or Quality) is Friday, October 30. Learn more about NACOR Quality Reporting offerings.

Improvement Activity Attestations

The Improvement Activity list has been temporarily removed from the NACOR Dashboard while enhancements are made for the 2020 reporting year. Once the updates are completed practices will be notified and provided instructions on how to attest. Email askaqi@asahq.org with questions.

Review your NACOR dashboard

Remember to review your 2020 quality reports in the NACOR dashboard. For practices that have uploaded new data files, AQI encourages a member of the practice to review the NACOR dashboard, as it allows practices to monitor providers' performance, as well as pinpoint any problems with the data and make necessary corrections prior to data submission deadlines. For more information, email AskAQI@asahq.org.

November Office Hours

AQI's regularly scheduled Quality Reporting Office Hours are scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 10. Office Hour recordings and slides from previous months are now available on the AQI website. If you have a question or topic that you would like addressed during Office Hours, email askaqi@asahq.org.

New Internal Improvement measure: Intraoperative Hypotension measure (IIM025)

Approved by the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) as an internal improvement measure, the Intraoperative Hypotension (IOH) quality measure supports an increasing desire for objective quality measurement and reporting with no provider documentation burden.

ePreop and the Cleveland Clinic are co-stewarding the IOH quality measure to encourage qualified anesthesia providers to maintain an intraoperative mean arterial pressure above 65 mmHg to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes such as acute kidney injury and myocardial injury.

Clinicians reporting quality data through NACOR's Quality Concierge® can participate in the IOH measure without burden. Sign up today.

Closed Claims data available

AQI is excited to announce the availability of Closed Claims data for members to use in publications, quality improvement and patient safety projects. For more details and access to the Data Use Application, visit the Closed Claims page on the AQI website.

2020 Resources

NACOR News Library

Read past issues of AQI's NACOR News.

Office Hours FAQs

Question: Which NACOR reporting option(s) include national benchmarks?

NACOR Benchmarking, NACOR Quality Reporting and Quality Concierge all include national benchmarks. NACOR Basic is benchmarking at the local level only.

Question: Where do we apply for a HARP account?

HARP accounts can be obtained through the CMS enterprise portal. Visit the New User Application, then select PQRS: Physician Quality Reporting System when asked to choose your application. HARP accounts are required to review your practice's final MIPS scores.

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 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.