Quality and Practice

Quality & Practice


About AAPM&R's Registry


AAPM&R's Registry is the key to putting your data to work for you. With the AAPM&R Registry you can compare your patient outcomes, professional performance and care processes against other physicians across the country. In addition to understanding your patient population and demonstrating the quality and value of physiatric treatment, AAPM&R’s Registry is an easy-to-use qualified clinical data registry (QCDR). A QCDR is a reporting mechanism for satisfactory Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)


You can participate directly from your office! From the moment a patient calls to make an appointment to the time they transition from your care, there is a story being told about your clinical care. It starts with the patient’s information being documented, and grows over time with more details, new findings, and patient satisfaction scores. Each time a patient sees their provider, data is recorded in their electronic health record (EHR), which is then reported to the Registry. Key information from the provider’s EHR is sent in a secure and encrypted fashion to the Registry for analysis.


AAPM&R's Registry follows individuals longitudinally and the collective data has the ability to advance the understanding of the patient population while demonstrating the quality and value of treatments. As participation in the Registry grows as well as the data collected, the Registry will be able to measure the continuum of care from initial patient contact, through intervention and follow up.


The strategic planning and development of the Registry is overseen by AAPM&R staff and physiatrist-led steering committee.

  • Michael Hatzakis, Jr., MD, Chair
  • Thiru Annaswamy, MD
  • Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Mark Huang, MD
  • John Lesher, MD
  • Alan Novick, MD
  • James Sliwa, DO