As more practices are steered by federal payment programs to report quality data electronically, practices preparing to meet the criteria established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) may wish to consider a range of techniques to operationalize workflows within their practice. MACRA is a complicated payment program that requires practices and individual eligible clinicians to collect and report a significant amount of data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Over the past few years, the Anesthesia Quality Institute’s (AQI’s) National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) has successfully submitted data to CMS on behalf of thousands of anesthesia providers through the Qualified Registry (QR) and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). Through our conversations with these practices, we have identified several key characteristics that aid in successfully reporting.

A key component in operationalizing reporting in...

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