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ASPS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)

What is ASPS-QCDR?

The 2019 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 Payment System (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 includes 24 QPP measures; 13 QCDR measures specific to plastic surgery; and 4 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
    • Promoting Interoperabilty (formerly Advancing Care Information) – report your PI 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 2019 – 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:

  • QCDR users – members (cases entered directly into the QCDR module or into TOPS and pushed over): $299 per member for all 3 categories of MIPS reporting
  • QCDR stand-alone users – non-members (all cases entered directly into the QCDR module): $499 per non-member for all 3 categories of MIPS reporting
  • QCDR stand-alone users for Promoting Interoperability (PI) 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 PI 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

  • August 5, 2019: Last day to register for EHR integration of data for Quality
  • January 31, 2020: Last day to register for manual data entry (Quality, PI and/or IA)

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