Final Quality Reporting deadline February 15
February 5, 2021

Final Quality Reporting deadline February 15

The final data submission deadline for December 2020 data and any corrected files for dates prior to December is due to NACOR February 15, 2021.

Email with any quality reporting questions.

Review your NACOR dashboard

Remember to review your 2020 quality reports in the NACOR dashboard to ensure compliance with 2020 MIPS reporting data completeness requirements:

  • Report a minimum of six measures with at least one outcome or high priority measure
  • Measures must meet the 20-case minimum to be scored
  • Measure Reporting Rate must be at least 70% of all eligible cases across all payers for each measure reported

This is the last opportunity to make necessary corrections prior to the final data submission deadline, February 15, 2021. For more information, email

2020 Quality Payment Program Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception

Practices that have been approved by CMS for an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception for Covid-19 or a natural disaster (e.g. wildfires or hurricanes) and are registered to submit Quality Data to CMS through NACOR must notify AQI before February 15.

To notify AQI of your practice's exemption status, submit a ticket by emailing

If AQI does not receive notification through a support ticket, AQI will follow customary procedures for sending your practice's data to CMS. If CMS receives data from a group or individual that has a hardship exemption, CMS will score the data submitted.

To see if your practice has been approved for an Exception check the Quality Payment Program Website using the QPP Participation Status Tool.

Take advantage of AQI's Virtual Office Hours

Have a question about quality reporting and don't know where to turn? The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) offers Virtual Office Hours that can help.

Offered on the second Tuesday of the month, ASA staff members issue quality reporting general announcements and participate in a Q&A session.

Register now for the upcoming Quality Reporting Office Hours at 11 a.m. CT on Tuesday, February 9.

Quality data processing on hold

Any data files submitted to the FTP for processing after the February 15, 2021 deadline will not be included in NACOR's 2020 CMS data submission. Data processing is on hold, while AQI reviews data integrity and auditing per CMS regulations for a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) and Qualified Registry (QR). FTP processing will resume in early April. If you submit a file to the FTP during this interim period, the file will be processed as usual when the hold is lifted. If there is an issue with your practice's data, submit a help desk ticket by emailing

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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