Office hours scheduled Tuesday
November 9, 2018

Office hours scheduled Tuesday

Attend AQI's next Office Hours webinar and find out the latest information on data deadlines and an overview of Quality and Regulatory Affairs in 2019. AQI is hosting its regularly scheduled Office Hours at 11 a.m. Central, Tuesday, November 13. Miss Office Hours in October? Check out the video.

Last chance to register for 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. Register today.

2019 NACOR fees announced

Registration for 2019 NACOR Quality Reporting Services will begin in early 2019. AQI is adding more features and benefits to better address individual and practice needs in 2019. To ensure NACOR remains the leader in the specialty of anesthesia, AQI is adding enhanced dashboards for better analysis, opportunities to view benchmarked data, and the chance for eligible physicians to earn MOCA Part IV credit for reviewing data. These new products and services, scheduled to go into effect in 2019, will result in a change in the NACOR pricing structure for 2019.

Data file notifications

Last week AQI began notifying practices registered for 2018 MIPS reporting about the status of their data files. Practices received one of two emails – no data file uploaded for 2018, or a new data file was uploaded. If a new data file has been uploaded, AQI encourages a member of your practice to review the NACOR dashboard as it allows you to monitor your providers' performance, as well as pinpoint any problems with the data and make necessary corrections prior to data submission deadlines.

Email reminders will be sent every other week until the final data deadline, February 15, 2019. If you have questions, email or contact your AQI Account Manager.

Data file merging and format assistance available

All NACOR participants with data from multiple sources must submit data files merged and in XML format to AQI's data submission portal. Services are available for a fee for practices that need merging and formatting assistance. The deadline to register for this service is December 15. Email if your practice needs merging and formatting assistance.

2018 MIPS scoring guide released

CMS recently released the 2018 MIPS Scoring Guide for eligible clinicians, which outlines the four performance categories that affect MIPS final scores. The 76-page guide includes details on how CMS scores the Quality, Cost, Improvement Activities and Promoting Interoperability performance categories.

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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