Since its inception in 2008, the goal of the Anesthesia Quality Institute’s (AQI’s) National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) is to collect data from anesthesia practices around the country to help anesthesiologists assess and improve patient care.

While tremendous energy has been spent the past several years by anesthesia practices to meet Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting requirements, NACOR has remained true to its mission.

More than a tool for anesthesia practices to meet QPP requirements mandated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, NACOR is a registry that provides practices with access to their own data, as well as national benchmarks. Anesthesia practices use data every day to facilitate local quality improvement by tracking trends in performance, identifying where they are out of step with national norms and understanding their community of patients and providers.

Anesthesia Associates of Kansas City (AAKC) is one of more than 600 anesthesia...

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