Quality & Practice

About AAPM&R's Registry


AAPM&R's Registy is an easy-to-use qualified clinical data registry (QCDR). A QCDR is a reporting mechanism for satisfactory Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation that tracks patients longitudinally with an emphasis on quality improvement. The Academy has expanded it's Registry efforts beyond spine by including a wide range of measures. Learn more in this Fact Sheet


You can participate directly from your office! 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.


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

  • Michael Hatzakis, Jr., MD  Chair
  • Thiru Annaswamy, MD
  • John Lesher, MD
  • Andrew Friedman, MD
  • D.J. Kennedy, MD