Four New Quality Pain Measures Approved for 2018

Jan 13, 2018

ASRA is thrilled to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) as a Qualified Registry and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for 2018 MIPS reporting.

ASRA collaborated with the American Society of Anesthesiologists this past fall to develop pain quality measures for submission to CMS. Four of the measures were accepted and are now part of the QCDR. They are:

  • AQI56: Use of Neuraxial Techniques and/or Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
  • AQI57: Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices
  • AQI58: Infection Control Practices for Open Interventional Pain Procedures
  • AQI59: Multimodal Pain Management

View the full menu of QCDR measures here

"ASRA is proud to partner with ASA to lead the way in developing meaningful, practical measures to help our members with reimbursement," said ASRA President Asokumar Buvanendran, MD.

A new member benefit for 2018 is the availability of discounted rates to participate in the AQI NACOR. Learn more about this new offering here.

Read more about ASRA's advocacy efforts.

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