Participation in the ASR, a collaborative effort of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), offers a wide variety of data reuse opportunities including requirements for quality initiatives and state collaboratives.

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.

Informing Spine Practice: ASR sites can compare their data to national benchmarks, 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).

American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) Continuous Certification (CC): Surgeons participating in ASR can satisfy Part IV of ABNS CC. Part IV focuses on meaningful participation in Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference. Surgeons who do not have access to or cannot attend a M&M Conference can attest that they participate in ASR to satisfy this requirement.

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 RegistryInsights® Surgeon Dashboards. Learn more here.

The Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery (ACSS): Effective July 1, 2021, The Joint Commission offers the ACSS. Participation in the ASR, a collaborative effort of AANS and AAOS, is needed to meet the certification’s registry requirement and facilitate the calculation of performance measures. View an overview here.

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

DNV Healthcare Orthopaedic Center of Excellence: DNV Healthcare 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.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Advanced Orthopaedic Certification: AAAHC requires accredited ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to collect and submit performance measures to a nationally recognized specialty registry.

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), the Registry can report applicable measures to CMS on behalf of our participants. View AAOS 2022 MIPS measures here.

CMS MIPS Promoting Interoperability (PI): The ASR is a CMS-designated QCDR. Participation in the ASR can qualify for the MIPS PI category (previously known as Meaningful Use). View AAOS 2022 MIPS PI measures here.

BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Specialty Care: Through Blue Distinction Specialty Care, ASCs may be required to have advanced certification from The Joint Commission, AAAHC, or DNV Healthcare. The ASR can satisfy the registry requirement for these programs.