Quality and Practice

Quality & Practice


Benefits of AAPM&R's Registry

With the AAPM&R's Registry, participants can compare their patient outcomes, professional performance and care processes against other physicians across the country. The Registry will be able to measure the continuum of care from initial patient contact, through intervention and follow up.

Long-Term Benefits

The long-term vision for the Registry is to allow for a wealth of data to understand the comparative effectiveness of various interventions, both within the purview of rehabilitation and as compared to other possible approaches. By tracking large populations, further insights will be obtained to help physicians guide the treatment for an individual patient. In using a massive registry, the medical community will learn from each other what treatments are ideal and result in the best outcomes. It is also possible that the registry will provide opportunities for new and more innovative methodologies for research never before possible.

Your Quality Data

Benchmark your practice – Identify practice strengths and weaknesses using the Registry's clinical data from other practices to compare against the performance and outcomes data of your practice. Run quality reports on demand, providing clinician- and practice-level results, plus national results and patient-level detail for all Registry measures.
Enhance quality and practice efficiency – Use Registry data to analyze practice processes and procedures, and as a source for fact-based decision-making. Because the Registry will capture data over time at the individual and practice level, it will help practices efficiently manage patient care and optimize practice resources.
Improve patient care – Monitor patient interactions, track interventions, identify and address gaps in quality of care, and measure quality outcomes.
Manage patient populations – Proactively manage clinical conditions for entire patient populations by running reports on specific care criteria.
Join a community of quality – Become a member of a like-minded community of quality-driven professionals striving to continuously improve patient care. Interact with your peers to create opportunities for sharing quality improvement strategies and broaden your professional network.

Streamline Quality Reporting

The objectives for the Registry also closely align to health care’s shift toward value-based payments. The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) established new mandates that will have a direct effect on the physician quality reporting programs.

Meet MIPS requirements: Physicians who participate in the Registry will meet MIPS reporting requirements. Learn more.
Save time: The Registry automates extraction of EHR data, reducing work for the participating physician or practice.