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ASPS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)

What is ASPS-QCDR?

The 2018 ASPS QCDR has been approved!

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons' Qualified Clinical Data Registry (ASPS-QCDR) is a CMS-approved entity that:

  • Allows Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS)/Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting for Eligible Clinicians reporting as individuals or groups for:
    • Quality: report QPP measures and additional non-QPP measures (ASPS QCDR will include 26 QPP measures; 12 QCDR measures specific to plastic surgery; and 3 Quality Improvement Measures (not reportable to CMS))
    • Improvement Activities: report your Improvement Activities (IA), a new category introduced in 2017, to earn additional points toward an incentive payment
    • Advancing Care Information – report your ACI measures for your certified EHR
  • Provides national and peer benchmark information to allow clinicians to evaluate the quality of their care compared to other physicians and to develop quality improvement plans to correct gaps in care
    • Provides 2 pathways for data entry
      • Allows for manual case entry, as was the process in 2016 and 2017
      • NEW – Integrates with your EHR to pull in your data automatically for measure reporting for the Quality category (we can work with almost any EHR- please contact quality@plasticsurgery.org if you have questions)

MIPS has several participation options for 2018 – learn more here.

Pricing Structure

There is no cost for members to register or to use the QCDR for Quality Improvement; payment will be taken only at the time of submission to CMS.

The pricing structure for submitting data will be as follows:

  • TOPS users who enter at least one month of data for all procedures performed during any month of their choice: $199 per member for all your MIPS reporting; $499 for non-members
  • QCDR stand-alone users – members (all cases entered directly into the QCDR module): $299 per member for all your MIPS reporting
  • QCDR stand-alone users – non-members (all cases entered directly into the QCDR module): $499 per non-member for all your MIPS reporting
  • QCDR stand-alone users for Advancing Care Information (ACI) only (not Quality or IA): $99
  • QCDR stand-alone users for Improvement Activities (IA) only (not Quality or ACI): $99
  • QCDR stand-alone users for ACI and IA only (not Quality): $198

*Group practices will pay the individual rate per member. They can qualify for the TOPS discount for members. Non-members pay $499 regardless of participation in TOPS.

Important Dates to Remember

  • July 31, 2018: Last day to register if using EHR Integration for Quality (i.e. mapping your EHR data to report the measures without manual entry)
  • January 31, 2019: Last day to register for manual data entry for Quality and/or for attesting to ACI or IA

Contact quality@plasticsurgery.org or Caryn Davidson at (847) 228-3349 with any questions.