ASA membership deadline approaching
September 25, 2020

ASA membership deadline approaching

ASA members participating in 2020 NACOR Reporting must complete their 2020 ASA membership renewal by the end of business on Thursday, October 1. Members who have not renewed their memberships by October 1 will be charged the NACOR non-member rates for 2020 reporting.

The deadline for providers to register for 2020 NACOR Reporting (Basic, Benchmarking or Quality) is Friday, October 30. For assistance with membership status, email by end of business Monday, September 28.

Visit AQI virtually at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020

Have a question about NACOR or AQI? Talk with the AQI quality team virtually at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020. Staff members from the quality division will be available to discuss the NACOR, Closed Claims and AIRS registries, participating in the Intraoperative Hypotension improvement measure, as well as the latest with MACRA and the CMS proposed rule. The AQI team will be at the virtual booth October 2 - 5.

2019 Targeted Review period deadline

MIPS eligible clinicians or groups who are reviewing 2019 MIPS performance feedback and believe there is a discrepancy in the 2019 report can request a targeted review by October 5, 2020. ECs and groups can request a targeted review by visiting the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website and logging in with HARP credentials. For more information about how to request a targeted review, review the Targeted Review User Guide.

New Internal Improvement Measure: Intraoperative Hypotension measure (IIM025)

Approved by the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) as an internal improvement measure, the Intraoperative Hypotension (IOH) quality measure supports an increasing desire for objective quality measurement and reporting with no provider documentation burden.

ePreop and the Cleveland Clinic are co-stewarding the IOH quality measure to encourage qualified anesthesia providers to maintain an intraoperative mean arterial pressure above 65 mmHg to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes such as acute kidney injury and myocardial injury.

Clinicians reporting quality data through NACOR's Quality Concierge® can participate in the IOH measure without burden. Sign up today.

October Office Hours

AQI's regularly scheduled Quality Reporting Office Hours are scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 13. Office Hour recordings and slides from previous months are now available on the AQI website. If you have a question or topic that you would like addressed during Office Hours, email

2020 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 30, 2020

January through November 2020 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

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