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Enroll now for AAAAI Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Quality Clinical Data Registry

The AAAAI is pleased to announce that the AAAAI Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Quality Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) in collaboration with CECity is now life and AAAAI members can enroll. The AAAAI QCDR is a new reporting option for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2014. The registry is one of only 36 newly designated qualified clinical data registries approved by CMS to offer specialty developed measures.

The timing couldn’t be better as eligible professionals (EPs) can earn a .5% incentive payment and avoid the 2% payment adjustment on Medicare Part B reimbursements in 2016. In order to do so, EPs will need to report on nine measures covering three National Quality Strategy domains for at least 50% of all patients who qualify for the measures in 2014. One outcomes measure is also required to receive the incentive.

You can learn more about the registry here.

The AAAAI QCDR is comprised of sixteen clinical quality measures, two of which are outcomes measures. Six of the measures are focused on allergy immunotherapy and were developed by the Joint Task Force on Quality Performance Measures. These measures are not currently available through any other reporting mechanism.

The registry also includes PQRS asthma measures modified to remove the existing upper age limits. In previous reporting years, many allergy/immunology physicians using the PQRS asthma measures found that they were not applicable to many of their Medicare Part B Fee for Service asthma patients given the limited age range of 5-64 years old in the measures. Therefore, the measures in the QCDR were modified to facilitate reporting on all asthma patients ages 5 years and older.

Other benefits of the AAAAI QCDR include:

  • Generate MOC Part IV Self Directed PIM reports
  •  Performance gap analysis and patient outlier identification
  • Access to improvement interventions to close performance gaps including patient care management tools, targeted education resources, and other evidence-based interventions
  • Achieve Bridges to Excellence™ Asthma Care recognition through submission of measures data
  • Opportunity to achieve the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Menu Measure #6 by connecting your EHR directly to the AAAAI QCDR
  • Access to American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) Patient and Peer Survey Modules
  • Timely custom continuous performance monitors
  • Peer-to-peer comparison

The AAAAI has partnered with CECity, a leading registry-based service provider, since 2011 to offer the PQRSwizard to facilitate members’ participation in PQRS. In addition to the AAAAI QCDR, this reporting option will also be available to members for 2014. The PQRSwizard includes asthma measures, sinusitis measures, and other non-specialty specific measures for reporting. For more information and pricing on these important reporting options, please email or call (414) 272-6071.

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