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AAOS Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center
About the AAOS Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), in coordination with the American Orthopaedic Association's (AOA) Own the Bone program, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and in collaboration with Premier Healthcare Solutions, Inc., presents the AAOS Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center, approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). The QCDR provides a standard to complete Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements based on satisfactory participation. A QCDR is a CMS-approved entity that collects medical and/or clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to foster improvement in the quality of care furnished to patients.

The AAOS Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center is approved by CMS as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for Eligible Professionals (EPs) and organizations participating in the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO). Beginning in 2014, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) was the approved entity from CMS for this resource center. In 2017, AJRR merged with AAOS.

Measures That Matter
This Resource Center is comprised of 34 quality measures, including 3 specialty-related non-QPP measures.

MIPS reporting – avoid up to a 5% payment adjustment in 2019!

Choose to start reporting anytime between January 1, and October 2, 2017 and submit to CMS in early 2018 to be considered a participant for the 2019 payment year.

Up to 5% of your 2019 Medicare payments are at risk
for non-participation in the Meaningful Use, MIPS, & Value-Based Modifier (VBM) programs.
Eliminate data entry efforts with automated EHR data submission

  • Secure and easy to use
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Automated submission is available for users of EHRs such as:
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Continuous performance management

  • Track performance scores against national benchmarks and peer data
  • Provider dashboard with performance scores and trend lines
  • Identify gaps in patient care
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical care

Improvement interventions to close gaps in patient care

The AAOS Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center identifies possible interventions for improvement based on clinical quality gaps found through calculating your selected quality measures.

Quality improvement interventions are linked to performance gaps automatically identifying improvement interventions. The green "How Do I Improve?" button associated with each measure links to relevant improvement tools including clinical guidelines and continuing education materials.

Manage your patient population

  • Manage the health of your patient population by identifying individual patients based upon measure results
  • Identify opportunities to improve care by reviewing performance across your patient population
  • Use patient population information to address clinical quality gaps in a timely manner

MIPS reporting across all categories — satisfied with ease

  • Satisfy Quality, Improvement Activity, and Promoting Interoperability Requirements
  • Fulfill the Specialized RegistryPromoting Interoperability Measure
  • Reporting available for Eligible Professionals and Group Practices

How much does it cost to participate?
Registration and payment is required for each Quality Payment Program Performance Period. The annual QCDR registration is $439 per member. This fee includes annual use of the data for quality improvement purposes and QPP quality reporting to CMS.

Additional OPTIONAL Reporting Services:
Clinicians who have registered and paid the annual QCDR reporting year may purchase both the 2017 Improvement Activities andPromoting Interoperability performance attestations for an additional $99.
Click to view this registry's custom measure specifications.
These measures have been approved by CMS as non-MIPS Quality Measures which can be submitted via this registry for the 2018 MIPS Quality Performance Category.

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