Volunteer to Treat COVID-19 Patients
April 24, 2020

Volunteer to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Find opportunities to help treat COVID-19 patients where you are most needed. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) joined a national clearing house created by the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) to match qualified volunteers with hospitals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person and telehealth opportunities are available. Volunteer today.

2020 Membership Deadlines

For clinicians to receive ASA Member pricing for 2020 NACOR Reporting, clinicians must have an active 2020 ASA membership. Final payment for AQI services is determined by 2020 ASA membership status. The following ASA membership deadlines are in place:

  • October 1 - Deadline for new ASA membership invoices for 2020; practices must supply list of non-members becoming members to ASA membership.
  • October 25 - Last day to pay ASA dues for 2020 membership.
  • October 31 - NACOR registration deadline. Non-members pay non-member pricing.

For more information email AskAQI@asahq.org.

Register for 2020 NACOR reporting

Quality reporting practices can now begin the enrollment process for Anesthesia Quality Institute's (AQI) 2020 NACOR Quality Reporting by completing the new online order form. NACOR is a designated QR and QCDR for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program.

AQI's NACOR quality reporting options include the following offerings in 2020 to ensure that NACOR remains the leader in anesthesiology: Quality Concierge, NACOR Quality Reporting, NACOR Benchmarking and NACOR Basic. All practices re-enrolling in NACOR Quality Reporting, Benchmarking or Basic should complete a new order form for 2020. Practices enrolled in Quality Concierge are not required to complete the form.

2020 Internal Improvement Measures released

AQI recently released Internal Improvement Measures for reporting to the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR). The collection of 25 measures is intended for internal improvement purposes only and are optional for practices to report.

Reporting these measures may aid a practice in benchmarking their performance, demonstrating their value and quality care to payers and facility administrations, or as part of practice and quality improvement initiatives. CMS has not recognized and will not accept these measures as part of an anesthesiologist's or practice's participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), or as part of an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM). AQI will not send data gathered on these measures to CMS.

2020 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 30, 2020

January through November 2019 data submission: January 29, 2021

Individual Quality Reporting Consent Submission: January 29, 2021

Improvement Activity Attestation: January 29, 2021

CMS Opt-Out for Individual Reporting: January 29, 2021

TIN/NPI Reconciliation: January 29, 2021

All data submissions: February 15, 2021

Contact AQI

Register: qcdr@asahq.org

NACOR Dashboard support: NACORSupport@asahq.org

Ask AQI: AskAQI@asahq.org

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