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.
In 2017, AQUIRE was approved as a QCDR by CMS 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. CMS is awarding MIPS bonus points for measures gathered and reported through a QCDR along with other mechanisms. The use of QCDR’s is encouraged to report new and innovative quality measures. CMS also allows QCDR’s to report data on all MIPS categories that require data submission with the hope that submitting all MIPS data through QCDR’s will reduce reporting burden and positively affect performance scores.
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.
New Participants: Enroll
Current Participants: Log-in
If you are a Practice or Hospital administrator please contact Tresha@augs.org for log-in access.
Frequently Asked Questions
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