This is a CMS approved QCDR for PQRS.
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View Performance
Regularly review your performance, identify your gaps and compare yourselves to others
Identify Patient Outliers
Understand your performance by reviewing individual patient outliers
Improvement Tools
Access links and tools from US Oncology Network and McKesson Specialty Health, other professional societies, and national experts in quality improvement to help you and your team learn and improve
Quality Reporting
Access additional financial and professional certification programs, such as PQRS and Maintenance of Certification
What is the Oncology Quality Improvement Collaborative?
The Oncology Quality Improvement Collaborative—a collaboration with the US Oncology Network, McKesson Specialty Health, Quality in Health Care Advisory Group, LLC, and CECity—is intended for all providers and practices in applicable specialties. The registry will provide participating providers with:
  • Timely custom continuous performance monitors
  • Performance gap analysis and patient outlier identification
  • Access to improvement interventions to close performance gaps including patient care management tools; targeted education; resources and other evidence-based interventions
  • Comparison versus registry benchmarks and peer-to-peer comparison
How does the registry work?
The Oncology Quality Improvement Collaborative is comprised of 72 process and outcome quality measures, including measures for emergency care; chemotherapy complications; Advance Care Planning; hospital and ICU deaths; breast and colon cancer surveillance, treatment, and radiation therapy (PQRS and non-PQRS measures). Each measure has predefined data elements and data definitions found in the PDF below.

Download measure specifications
My Performance
Continuously view your results in this registry to identify opportunities to improve clinical care. This organized feedback allows you to immediately identify gaps in specific quality measures and focus your efforts there. Graphic tracking of your performance gives you the ability to look at trends over time and determine if your efforts to improve resulted in better quality care. Through this registry you can also compare yourself to others in practice across the country.
Patient Outliers
Manage the health of your patient population by identifying individual patients based upon measure results that are outside the desired measures. Identify opportunities to improve care by reviewing the results of your performance across your patient population. Use the information to address clinical quality gaps in a timely manner. Consider and choose interventions that can lead to sustainable practice improvement for your aggregate performance, and which will help reduce the number of patient outliers in the future.
The registry dynamically identifies possible interventions for improvement based on clinical quality gaps found through calculating selected quality measures. Use results of frequent data feeds to review your performance and determine quickly the impact of an improvement intervention. Results are presented graphically to identify trends in performance.
How can I leverage the registry for other quality reporting programs?
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
The Oncology Quality Improvement Collaborative, in collaboration with CECity, is approved by CMS as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). A QCDR is a registry comprised of PQRS and/or non PQRS-approved measures which qualifies as a CMS-approved reporting tool for PQRS. The Oncology Quality Improvement Collaborative is a QCDR with 72 process and outcome quality measures, 26 of which are designed specifically for practitioners providing care for patients with cancer.

  Notice: Eligible Professionals seeking to satisfy the clinical quality measure (CQM) component of the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program through the Oncology Quality Improvement Collaborative must contact CECity to initiate such services. CQM reporting is not an automatic result of participation in the Oncology Quality Improvement Collaborative. If you are interested in CQM reporting please contact us.

How to Qualify for PQRS?
  • Complete PQRS Registration within the Oncology Quality Improvement Collaborative
  • Select at least 9 measures for PQRS Reporting and
    • Report on at least 50% of your applicable patients
    • Ensure that at least 3 NQS Domains are covered
    • Ensure that at least 2 Outcome Measures are selected
      • If less than 2 outcome measures are available to an EP, report on at least 1 outcome measure and also at least one of the following types of measures:
        • Patient Safety
        • Resource Use
        • Patient Experience of Care
        • Efficiency/Appropriate Use
  • Complete Attestation Module for submission to CMS
Maintenance of Certification Activities
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) acknowledges the growth and complexity of medical science, clinical care and the importance of the physician’s relationship with the patient in delivering quality clinical outcomes. It also requires proof that a physician has the practice-related knowledge to provide quality care in a particular specialty.

How to obtain support for MOC activities
The Oncology Quality Improvement Collaborative Registry offers participating physicians the ability to reuse their registry data in the form of board-ready reports for self-directed PIMs for MOC.

MOC Part IV: Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement Activities

ABIM Self-Directed PIM

ABIM will grant Part IV MOC credit to physicians who complete the ABIM Self-Directed Practice Improvement Module (PIM). Reuse registry data for MOC (according to board specific policies). .

How much does it cost to participate?
The annual cost per provider is $399 — $599 for both the Registry and PQRS. Please contact us for information regarding pricing on other quality applications.