Vendors

The National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) is unique from other registries. NACOR collects data passively from existing electronic systems. This model encourages cooperation between the anesthesia group practice, the hospital, the software vendors and AQI. The collaborative effort and experience of the various stakeholders contributes to the value of NACOR for the anesthesiology specialty.

NACOR Quality Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Quality Reporting Roles and Responsibilities

NACOR Vendors

Conceptual Data Definitions

NACOR Minimum Data Set Definitions

Minimal Data Set Definitions PDF

Minimal Data Set Definitions Excel

NACOR Outcomes Data Set Definitions

Outcomes Definitions PDF

Outcomes Definitions Excel

NACOR Administrative Data Set Definitions

Administrative Data Set Definitions PDF

Administrative Data Set Definitions Excel

Technical Documents and Resources

NACOR minimum field requirements for 2017 submission

  • Unique Anesthesia Episode of Care ID (an anesthesia case ID for episode of care)
  • Provider TIN*
  • Provider NPI
  • Provider Credentials (Anesthesiologist, Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Fellow (Anesthesiology), Surgeon, Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Resident (Anesthesia), Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Dentist or Oral Surgeon, Podiatrist,)
  • Facility ID**
  • Date of Service (part of date/time field in conjunction with anesthesia start / end times)
  • Anesthesia Start / End Times (part of date/time field in conjunction with date of service)
  • Patient Sex
  • One or both: Patient age, Patient Date of Birth
  • Anesthesia type (Neuraxial, General Anesthesia, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Peripheral Nerve Block, No Anesthesia Provided, Unknown)
  • ASA Physical Status (with "E" designator when appropriate)
  • ASA CPT Code (with modifiers as appropriate)
  • Surgical CPT Code (with modifiers as appropriate)
  • Procedure Status
  • Payment Method (Commercial***, Government: Medicare Fee for Service - Part A, Government: Medicare Fee for Service - Part B, Government: Medicare Fee for Service - Part C, Government: Medicaid, Government: Military/Veterans, Government: Other, Worker's Compensation, Self-Pay, Charity, Other, Unknown)
  • Optional:ICD code

*Provider TIN is the tax id for which the provider billed the episode of care under.

** Facility ID must be the same id's as used on the rosters.

*** Commercial includes HMO, PPO, etc.

Please note: AQI will no longer merge data files as a free service. All data must be submitted as a complete record.

Minimum Data Elements required for specific program offered by ASA / AQI

Data Element Location in XML Schema NACOR Qualified Registry (QR) Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)
Unique Anesthesia Episode of Care ID <AnesthesiaRecordID> X X X
Provider TIN <TaxID> X X X
Provider NPI <NPI> X X X
Provider Credentials <ProviderCredentials> X X X
Facility ID <FacilityID> X X X
Date of Service <AnesthesiaStartTime> X X X
Anesthesia Start Time <AnesthesiaStartTime> X X X
Anesthesia End Time <AnesthesiaEndTime> X X X
Patient Sex <PatientSex> X X X
One or both: Patient Age, Patient Date of Birth <Age AND/OR DOB> X X X
Anesthesia Type <AnesthesiaCategory> X X X
ASA Physical Status (with "E" designator when appropriate) <ASAClass> X X X
ASA CPT Code (with modifiers as appropriate) <CPTAnesValue> X X X
Surgical CPT Code (with modifiers as appropriate) <CPTValue> X X X
Procedure Status <ProcStatus> X X X
Payment Method <PaymentCode> X X X
MIPS / non-MIPS Measure Number <QCDRMeasure> X
MIPS Measure Number* <QCDRMeasure> X
MIPS / non-MIPS Measure Code <QCDRCodeValue> X
MIPS Measure Code* <QCDRCodeValue> X
Modifier (1P or 8P if applicable)* <QCDRModifier> X X
ICD10 (Required if part of the denominator criteria for a measure.) <ICDValue> X X

*NOTE: Measures reported for Qualified Registry should use the XML QCDR node set.

Guide for Submitting Data to the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) (PDF)
The guide briefly describes the various types of data collected by NACOR; file format and specifications; and the data upload and transmission process.

Resources for Developers

AQI XML Schema Documentation (PDF)
This document identifies data the AQI collects, illustrates the manner in which data is joined to AQI's XML schema, and facilitates the proper use of the schema.

AQI User Guide for Quality Reporting (PDF) pending CMS approval

XML Validation Tool
Resource for the XML developers. Validates XML file against the AQI schema. Also provides sample files with QCDR data.

The AQI's Anesthesia Record XML (XSD) schema draft - Online Browser