NACOR dashboard lock down
February 14, 2020

NACOR dashboard lock down

AQI has locked the provider list tool in the NACOR dashboard. Clinicians are unable to make any changes to the provider list. The provider lists will be unlocked on Monday, April 6, for 2020 MIPS reporting. For more information, email

Quality reporting reconciliation process underway

The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) is reconciling purchased Eligible Clinician (EC) counts against actual data submitted. All payments must be received by March 16, 2020.

A few reminders regarding reconciliation fees:

  • Final Payment: ASA will reconcile the number of ECs paid for in your initial payment against actual data submitted by the practice and generate a final reconciliation invoice for any additional providers, if applicable. All payments must be received by March 16, 2020. Refunds will not be issued. Example: If a practice ordered NACOR Quality Reporting services for 10 CRNAs but submitted data for 12 CRNAs, ASA will invoice for the two additional CRNAs. If ASA does not receive payment for the two additional CRNAs by March 16, 2020, the additional CRNAs' data may not be submitted to CMS.
  • Submission to CMS: NACOR administrative costs are incurred during the data reporting year for each clinician, M.D., CRNA, etc., in the data files that are processed; the final invoice will be based on this head count. Final payment of invoices is required even if data is not submitted to CMS, as this is a NACOR administrative fee, not a CMS fee.

If you have any additional questions, please email

2020 QCDR measure specifications book available

CMS has approved AQI's QCDR measures for 2020. The 2020 QCDR Measure Specifications book includes:

  • A list of measures CMS removed
  • A list of changes to measure specifications from 2019 to 2020

No new measures were added to the QCDR for 2020. If you have any questions, please email

2020 NACOR XML schema changes

AQI recently released two updates to the 2020 NACOR XML schema: copyright and XML Version number. The 2020 AQIXMLVersion number will change, as follows:

  • 2019V1.0 → 2020V1.0
  • 2019V1.0 → 2020V1.0

All data files must be submitted using the new format, effective April 6, 2020. Please visit the Developers Resources page for the XML Schema and 2020 XML Test Validaiton tool. For questions, email

2019 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 31, 2019

January through November 2019 data submission: January 31, 2020

Individual Quality Reporting Consent Submission: January 31, 2020

Improvement Activity Attestation: January 31, 2020

CMS Opt-Out for Individual Reporting: January 31, 2020

TIN/NPI Reconciliation: January 31, 2020

All data submissions: February 14, 2020

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