The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has renewed the American College of Radiology (ACR) National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR) status as a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) for 2018. Radiology professionals can continue to use the registry to meet requirements for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Eligible clinicians can take part in NRDR QCDR to:

  • Meet MIPS requirements based on satisfactory QCDR participation 
  • Manage submission of traditional MIPS and QCDR quality measure data as well as improvement activities and advancing care information measures to CMS using one interface
  • Report as either an individual or as a part of a group practice via the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO)
  • Have the opportunity to meet MOC practice quality improvement requirements
  • Gain relevant performance feedback to help enhance patient care and optimize practice value

“NRDR continues to be the premier registry for radiology services and is a valuable tool supporting radiologists’ successful participation in MIPS,” says Richard L. Morin, PhD, FACR, FAAPM, chair of the NRDR. “We are pleased CMS has again recognized NRDR as a venue for providers to compare their practice performance to regional and national benchmarks and improve imaging care nationwide.”