Office hours scheduled Tuesday
September 7, 2018

Office hours scheduled Tuesday

Attend AQI's next Office Hours and find out the latest information on Improvement Activities, an overview of AQI Measures 54 and 56, and AQI updates. AQI is hosting its regularly scheduled Office Hours at 11 a.m. Central, Tuesday, September 11. Miss last month's Office Hours? Check out the video.

Upcoming registration deadlines

The deadline for providers to enroll in Quality Reporting or NACOR Basic for 2018 is October 31, 2018. The deadline to renew ASA 2018 memberships is October 11, 2018. Providers who are not 2018 ASA members by October 11, 2018, will be charged the non-member rate for 2018 reporting.

Start attesting to Improvement Activities via NACOR

Updates to the NACOR Dashboard are complete for 2018 so practices may now attest to their Improvement Activities. Instructions on how to attest to an Improvement Activity are on the AQI website

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.

Reporting AQI Measure 54: Pencil-Point Needle for Spinal Anesthesia

As part of the denominator for AQI measure 54, only patients receiving spinal anesthesia will be include in measure performance calculations. To ensure measure 54 pencil-point needle for spinal anesthesia is reported correctly, be sure to report "Spinal" as the Anesthesia Sub Category and "Neuraxial" as the Anesthesia Category for patients receiving spinal anesthesia when submitting data to AQI.


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.

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.

2018 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 31, 2018

January through November 2018 data submission: January 31, 2019

All data submissions: February 15, 2019

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