2018 NACOR renewal deadline approaching
August 24, 2018

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.


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.

Office Hours FAQs

What were the most commonly reported Improvement Activities (IA) in 2017?

  • IA_PSPA_1: Participation in an AHRQ-listed patient safety organization
  • IA_PSPA_7: Use of QCDR data for ongoing practice assessment and improvements
  • IA_EPA_1: Provide 24/7 access to eligible clinicians or groups who have real-time access to patient's medical record
  • IA_BE_6: Collection and follow-up on patient experience and satisfaction data on beneficiary engagement
  • IA_PSPA_19: Implementation of formal quality improvement methods, practice changes or other practice improvement processes

For AQI Measure 48 - Patient Reported Experience with Anesthesia, do you need to report 48a and 48b for the measure to count towards MIPS reporting?

Yes, you must report both AQI48a: Percentage of patients, aged 18 and older, who were surveyed on their patient experience and satisfaction with anesthesia care, and AQI48b: Percentage of patients, aged 18 and older, who completed a survey on their patient experience and satisfaction with anesthesia care who report a positive experience with anesthesia care, for the measure to count towards MIPS reporting.

2018 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 31, 2018

January through November 2018 data submission: January 31, 2019

All data submissions: February 15, 2019

Contact AQI

Register: qcdr@asahq.org

NACOR Dashboard support: NACORSupport@ArborMetrix.com

Ask AQI: AskAQI@asahq.org

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