Final registration deadline October 31
October 11, 2019

Final registration deadline October 31

The deadline for providers to register for 2019 NACOR Reporting (Basic, Benchmarking or Quality) is Thursday, October 31. Learn more about NACOR Quality Reporting offerings.

CMS hosts MIPS Eligible Measures Applicability Process webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on the Eligible Measures Applicability (EMA) process for 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality reporting.

The webinar, 2019 MIPS Eligible Measures Applicability Process Webinar, is scheduled at 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, October 16, and will cover the following:

  • Provide an overview of the two-step EMA process, including eligible collection types
  • Discuss EMA's impact on the Quality performance category calculation and score
  • Demonstrate the EMA programming processes

Review your NACOR dashboard

Remember to review your 2019 quality reports in the new NACOR dashboard. For practices that have uploaded a new data file, 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. For more information, email

AQI podcast: NACOR, AIRS and Closed Claims

In the Anesthesia Quality Institute's (AQI) latest podcast, Katie Wochos, AQI's Director of Operations, discusses everything you need to know about AQI's registries. Home of the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR), Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (AIRS) and the Closed Claims Registry, AQI is a great source of information for quality improvement in anesthesiology.

Quality Office Hours at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019

Join clinical experts from the ASA's Committee on Performance and Outcomes Measurement, along with ASA staff at the Quality Booth in the ASA Resource Center at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 to discuss all things quality, measurement, data, and more! Quality office hours will take place from 1 - 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, and 12 - 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 20. Join ASA to share your thoughts on ASA's progress on quality improvement, performance measurement.

Upcoming Comment Opportunity

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is preparing to launch a public comment period on draft quality measures currently under development. The measures are being developed by the Core Measure Development Group (CMDG), under the direction of the Committee on Performance and Outcomes Measurement (CPOM) for quality improvement purposes and potential use in federal payment programs.

Draft Quality Measures Available for Comment:

  • Prevention of Arterial Line-Related Bloodstream Infections
  • Perioperative Anemia Management
  • Intraoperative Antibiotic Redosing
  • Ambulatory Glucose Management
The call for public comment will be open from October 16th-November 22nd, 2019. The public comment period is an integral step in the measure development process and is an opportunity for relevant stakeholders to give their input and ensure the measures are meaningful and appropriate indicators of quality and are feasible for individuals and practices to collect.

For questions or more information, please contact the Department of Quality and Regulatory Affairs (QRA) at or plan to stop by the Quality Booth in the ASA Resource Center during ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019.

2019 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 31, 2019

January through November 2019 data submission: January 31, 2020

All data submissions: February 14, 2020

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