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    Participation in the AQUIRE fulfills MOC Part IV Requirements. It is one of the best ways for you to successfully participate in and meet this requirement.

    The AUGS Urogynecology Quality Registry, AQUIRE, is a national urogynecology-focused registry designed to measure and report healthcare quality and patient outcomes. The Registry has been developed by urogynecologists for urogynecologists. Through the aggregation and organization of clinical- and patient-reported outcomes, the Registry will provide participants with benchmarking tools to monitor your outcomes compared to your peers and identify areas for continued improvement.

    How AQUIRE Data Will Be Used
    It will provide participating physicians feedback regarding their individual- and/or practice-level performance on a range of process and quality measures, benchmarked against their peers at national and regional levels. For physicians, these data will help them meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting and fulfill your MOC Part IV requirements.

    Requirements

    Data Warehousing and Registry participation agreements address HIPAA requirements for the collection of patient data as well as outline what AUGS and the participating practices agree to provide. Questions and signed agreements may be submitted to AUGS via email at info@augs.org.

    Benefits
    Physician Reimbursement Support – With the introduction of MACRA, providers are paid based on treatment outcomes, quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction. AQUIRE has been developed as a means for members to track these parameters.

    In 2017, AUGS will apply for QCDR status and users will be able to submit quality measures more easily to CMS and other private insurers for reimbursement should they choose to do so. QCDRs are key vehicles to automate the reporting of data to qualify for Medicare reimbursement. Private payers are also moving to collect these quality measures to evaluate providers.

    Physician Benchmarking Reports – AQUIRE provides users with real-time access to their performance based on FPMRS-focused quality measures and patient-reported outcomes.

    Maintenance of Certification – Participation in AQUIRE meets your obligations for MOC Part IV. AUGS will provide ABOG with the necessary documentation of your annual participation.

    Quality Measures
    AQUIRE allows participating physicians to track and report on urogynecology-focused quality measures. Both PQRS and non-PQRS measures are included in the registry. Click here to view the measures list.

    Privacy
    Data are stored on a secure, protected server and comply with all applicable regulations. AUGS' utmost priority is to maintain the confidentiality of patient information.

    Costs
    Basic participation in AQUIRE is a benefit of membership. Additional fees may apply for the submission of your data to CMS.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Click here to view frequently asked questions about AQUIRE.  

    Quality Improvement Resources
    Learn more about current strategies for quality improvement in healthcare which will help shape the subspecialty of FPMRS.

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