2018 QPP requirements addressed at AQI’s Virtual Office Hours

Looking for answers to your quality reporting questions? During a recent Quality Reporting Virtual Office Hours session , AQI addressed the 2018 registration process, MIPS eligibility, and reporting requirements for the quality, cost, improvement activities and advancing care information components.

Register for 2018 NACOR quality reporting

Practices interested in registering for 2018 NACOR Quality Reporting can now begin the enrollment process by completing the new online order form. Practices that were enrolled in 2017 and would like to continue in 2018 will need to complete an order form. Participation agreements auto renew. AQI’s NACOR quality reporting options include Quality Concierge and NACOR Standard. NACOR Basic does not include quality reporting.

2017 CMS data submission

AQI has completed the submission of the 2017 MIPS Quality and Improvement Activity data. Final scores will not be available until July 2018, however preliminary scores are now available. An EIDM account is required to view scores and may be obtained through the CMS enterprise portal. Select “PQRS: Physician Quality Reporting System” when asked to “Choose your application.” To view your scores, you will need to use your EIDM username and password to login to the Quality Payment Program website.

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.