Analyses of registry data enable ASR participating sites to practice evidence-based medicine. As a result, they can measure quality improvement and achieve better patient outcomes. Measurement is central, not only to their internal quality initiatives, but to successful engagement in a variety of external quality collaborations.

Registry data can help meet a participating site’s requirements for collaborative programs like quality certification programs, federal quality initiatives, insurers’ distinction programs, and state collaboratives. Review the programs below that prove your registry data matters.

AAOS RegistryInsights® Platform: Participants can access standard reports and personalized dashboards at the site and surgeon level that cover procedural, post-operative, and patient-reported outcome (PRO) data. Also available is access to custom reports created by our Analytics team to help understand and package site data. These custom reports can include site-specific metrics and shape the continuous improvements to the standard reports provided.

Informing Spine Practice: ASR sites can compare their data to national benchmarks for every metric of data submitted, contribute to orthopaedic and neurological advocacy, have their data featured in Annual Reports, and inform Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), Practice Management (PM), and Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC).

Aetna Institutes of Quality (IOQ) Orthopaedic Surgery: ASR participants can receive this designation through accreditation from Det Norske Veritas & Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL).

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program: Participating surgeons can attain up to 10 Self-Assessment Exam credits for ABOS MOC Part II by using the AAOS RegistryInsights® Surgeon Dashboards.

BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Specialty Care: Through Blue Distinction Specialty Care, ASCs may be required to have advanced certification from DNV GL.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality Payment Program (QPP): Participation in the ASR supports the reuse of data for payer incentive programs such as CMS MIPS. As a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), participation counts towards the QPP.

CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A): Starting in 2021, registry participation counts as an alternative reporting option toward BPCI-A, an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) under the QPP.                                                   

CMS MIPS Promoting Interoperability (PI): The AAOS Registry Program is a CMS-designated QCDR. Participation in the Registry Program can help physicians qualify for the MIPS PI category (previously known as Meaningful Use).

DNV GL Orthopaedic Center of Excellence: DNV GL provides health care sites worldwide with accreditation, certification, and training. To qualify for this certification, sites are required to use comparative outcome data from a national registry as part of a quality management system strategy toward performance improvement.