A Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) is an entity approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that collects medical and/or clinical data for the purpose of improvement in the quality of care furnished to patients. A QCDR is one of several available reporting mechanisms for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
Practice Fusion has again been recognized by CMS as a QCDR for the 2018 performance year, and this offers several quality reporting benefits to your practice. QCDR participants will be able to:
- Streamline the data collection and submission required for MIPS participation
- Save time by reporting data for all three performances categories of MIPS that require submission to CMS, directly through your EHR
- Earn bonus credit in multiple performance categories, such as the end-to-end electronic bonus credit in the Quality performance category
The Practice Fusion QCDR is available only to Practice Fusion EHR customers. Practice Fusion EHR customers may participate in the QCDR without reporting data to CMS for MIPS. When using the Practice Fusion QCDR for MIPS reporting, Practice Fusion will complete the collection and submission of the MIPS data to CMS on your behalf after you have reviewed and confirmed the submission. Per CMS requirements, quality data submitted to CMS through the Practice Fusion QCDR includes patients across all payers and is not limited to Medicare beneficiaries. Data validation and submission for MIPS for the 2018 performance period will be conducted between January and March 2019.