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ASPS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)

Attention Individual MIPS Eligible Clinicians reporting for the 2021 performance year:

CMS announced in November that individual MIPS eligible clinicians will receive an automatic exemption from all four MIPS performance categories (MIPS Quality, Cost, Improvement Activities, and Promoting Interoperability) if they do not report any data from the 2021 performance period. This is a change to previous years when CMS created a case-by-case, application-based exception policy. This policy only applies to individual clinicians; it doesn’t apply to groups, virtual groups or APM Entities.

What does this mean for you?

  • Under the automatic exemption policy, if you don’t report data, you will be held harmless.
  • All four performance categories will be reweighted to 0% and you will receive a neutral payment adjustment (i.e., no bonus, no penalty) in 2023 unless you submit data.
  • You still have the option of submitting data in two or more performance categories and receiving a performance score. If you do choose to submit enough data to receive a score, your automatic exemption is overridden.

What Is the 2022 ASPS-QCDR?

The 2022 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 20 QPP measures and 6 QCDR measures specific to plastic surgery and 11 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 for those practices without an EHR
      • 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)

Pricing Structure

There is no cost for members to register or to manually use the QCDR for Quality Improvement; payment will be taken only at the time of submission to CMS. For practices participating in EHR integration, payment will be due up front.

The pricing structure for submitting data will be as follows:

EHR Integrated Practices

Payment will be collected at the time of registration or upon logging in for the first time in the new year if continuing.

  • New Member or Non-Members^: $3,400
  • Maintenance* for Members: $499
  • Maintenance*^ for Non-Members: $599

*Practice continuing integration from previous year

^Non-members are only eligible if part of a multispecialty practice that includes plastic surgeons

Web-Tool/Manual Entry Practices

  • Members: $299 for Quality or all 3 categories, collected at the time of submission to CMS
    • $99 for PI or IA only, collected at the time of submission to CMS
  • Non-Members: $499 for up to 3 categories, collected at registration

**Group practices will pay the individual rate per member.

Important Dates to Remember

  • March 26, 2022: Last day to submit 2021 data
  • July 28, 2022: Last day to register for EHR integration of data for Quality
  • December 31, 2022: Last day to register for manual data entry for 2022 reporting (Quality, PI and/or IA)

Contact quality@plasticsurgery.org with any questions.