MSN Has Been Approved by CMS as a QCDR

A qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) is a CMS-approved entity that collects medical and/or clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients. The QCDR reporting mechanism was introduced for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2014. To be considered a QCDR for purposes of PQRS, an entity must self-nominate and successfully complete a qualification process.
A QCDR completes the collection and submission of PQRS quality measures data on behalf of individual eligible professionals (EPs) and/or groups for the group practice reporting option (GPRO). Those that satisfactorily participate in 2016 PQRS through a QCDR may avoid the 2018 negative payment adjustment (-2.0%).
Please note that a QCDR is different from a PQRS qualified registry in that it is not limited to measures within PQRS. Below are the non-PQRS measures that have been approved for MSN by CMS.
2016 Non PQRS Measures
MSN 1 – CT Colonography Clinically Significant Extracolonic Findings
MSN 2 – Screening Mammography Abnormal Interpretation Rate (Recall Rate) MSN 3 – Report Turnaround Time: Radiography
MSN 4 – Report Turnaround Time: Ultrasound (Excluding Breast US)
MSN 5 – Report Turnaround Time: MRI
MSN 6 – Report Turnaround Time: CT
MSN 7 – Report Turnaround Time: PET
The cost to participate is $350 for non-MSN clients and $200 for MSN clients. There will be more information on this in the near future.