2021 MIPS data submitted
April 01, 2022

2021 MIPS data submitted

The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) has completed the submission of 2021 MIPS Quality and Improvement Activity data for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Preliminary scores are now available in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) portal but are subject to change. Final MIPS scores will be available in July. AQI will not have access to the final MIPS scores. Eligible clinicians and group practices will need a QPP Account with CMS to view final results. View the CMS video on how to create a QPP account.

Register for 2022 NACOR reporting

Practices can now begin the enrollment process for the Anesthesia Quality Institute's (AQI) 2022 NACOR  Reporting by completing the 2022 online order form. NACOR is a designated QR and QCDR for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program. Practices who can only report MIPS measures should register for the Qualified Registry. Practices participating with AQI's Quality Concierge do not need to register.

AQI's NACOR reporting options include the following offerings in 2022 to ensure that NACOR remains the leader in anesthesiology: Quality Concierge, NACOR Quality Reporting, NACOR Benchmarking and NACOR Basic.

For more information, please email askaqi@asahq.org.

2022 NACOR XML schema changes effective April 4

AQI released updates to the 2022 NACOR XML schema. The changes are as follows:

  • Updated "Copyright (C) 2021" to "Copyright (C) 2022"
  • Removed AQIXMLVersionType enumeration "2021V1.0" added AQIXMLVersionType enumeration "2022V1.0"
  • Removed AQIXMLVersionType enumeration "2021V1.0R" added AQIXMLVersionType enumeration "2022V1.0R"
  • Modified Elements: ProcedureName, ProcedureDescription. Changed ProcedureName and ProcedureDescription minOccurs="0" to minOccurs="1"
  • Added enumeration for the QCDRMeasureType to allow reporting the QCDR Measure ABG41 and ABG42: Added <xs:pattern value="ABG[0-9][0-9]" />

All data files must be submitted using the new format, effective April 4, 2022. Visit AQI's Developers Resources page for the XML Schema and documentation. For questions, email askaqi@asahq.org.

NACOR dashboard unlocks on April 8

AQI unlocks the NACOR dashboard on April 8, 2022, allowing practices to edit their practice and provider lists. Providers who have retired or left a practice prior to January 1, 2022, should have their status set to "removed" on the provider list. Setting providers to "remove" will not impact historical data.

For more information, email AskAQI@asahq.org.

April Office Hours

Register now for the upcoming Quality Reporting Office Hours at 11 a.m. CT on Tuesday, April 12.

Staff from ASA Quality and Regulatory Affairs and AQI will be discussing strategies for meeting the new MIPS point threshold for the 2022 MIPS performance year.

Any suggestions for topics should be emailed to askaqi@asahq.org by noon CST on Friday, April 8.

2022 MIPS measures IDs

CMS has changed the measure IDs from MIPS to QID (e.g., reporting MIPS 424 in 2021, CMS now refers to the measure as QID 424). For 2022 data submissions to AQI, the data file format requires the use of “MIPS” as part of the measure IDs. Please continue to submit the 2022 QID’s as MIPS IDs.

Email askaqi@asahq.org with any questions.

2022 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 3, 2022

January through November 2022 data submission: January 31, 2023

Individual Quality Reporting Consent Submission: January 31, 2023

Improvement Activity Attestation: January 31, 2023

CMS Opt-Out for Individual Reporting: January 31, 2023

TIN/NPI Reconciliation: January 31, 2023

All data submissions: February 15, 2023

Contact AQI

Register: qcdr@asahq.org

NACOR Dashboard support: NACORSupport@asahq.org

Ask AQI: AskAQI@asahq.org

ANESTHESIA QUALITY INSTITUTE | 1061 American Lane | Schaumburg, IL 60173