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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is participation in the Registry only for AAPM&R members?

A: No. Any provider who wishes to participate in the Registry can. There are special incentives for eligible Academy members and their practices to participate. 

Q: Will there be a different pricing structure for large institutions who sign up many participants?

A: Yes, on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for details. 

Q: Who owns the data in the Registry?

A: Participating sites own their own data. AAPM&R owns the aggregate, de-identified data from the Registry. 

Q: Do I need to be a certain kind of physician to participate?

No, any physician can participate. The Registry includes a wide range of measures, with more to come soon.

Q: What's the burden for my practice to participate?

A: The goal of the Registry is to be as least burdensome as possible for practices utilizing technology with the Registry vendor to extract data from electronic health records.

Q: Do I need to obtain consent from my patients to participate?

A: No. This is a prospective registry for quality improvement. Quality improvement work is not research, and is therefore exempt from human subjects and research regulations. 

 

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