May 23, 2017
The Spine Quality Outcomes Database (SQOD), the Academy's registry, has been designated as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
QCDR designation is important because it enables physiatric practices to identify and improve gaps in the quality of physiatric care, demonstrate their value to payers, and compare their performance to physiatrists nationwide. Since physiatry owns the data, you are empowered to tell your own story of value.
A QCDR is a reporting mechanism for satisfactory Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation, distinct from Qualified Registries. As a QCDR, the SQOD:
Learn more about the Spine Quality Outcomes Database.
Nov 09, 2020
Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021. The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution. AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills.
Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.