2018 NACOR renewal deadline approaching

ASA members who will be participating in 2018 NACOR Quality Reporting must complete their 2018 ASA membership renewal by the end of business on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Members who have not renewed their memberships by October 11 will be charged the NACOR non-member rates for 2018 quality reporting.

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. The goal is to have provider consent forms completed by early October.

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.

Attend the pre-conference Quality Reporting Workshop at Anesthesia Quality Meeting

Learn how to have success at MACRA reporting in the future at AQI's upcoming pre-conference workshop "MACRA and Beyond - Successfully Reporting to NACOR" before the Anesthesia Quality Meeting. The optional pre-conference meeting is scheduled on Friday, November 16, at ASA headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Visit AQI at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018

Have a question about NACOR or AQI? Meet your partners in quality reporting at the AQI Booth in the ASA Resource Center at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 in San Francisco. The AQI team will be at the booth October 13 - 16.

RESOURCES

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.