The National Healthcare Quality Institute (NHQI) has self-nominated to CMS to become a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for performance year (PY) 2016. TeamHealth-affiliated providers who are restricted in the number of Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures that apply to their clinical practice will have the opportunity to submit additional measures specific to their specialty through the QCDR.
Availability of National Healthcare Quality Institute (NHQI) QCDR
The NHQI QCDR is only available to TeamHealth-affiliated providers for the PY2016 and only for the clinical care they provided under a TeamHealth-owned Tax Identification Number (TIN).
NHQI QCDR PY2016 Supported Measures
The NHQI PY2016 measures list contains three categories of measures. A list of all available NHQI QCDR measures can be reviewed here.
- QCDR Non-PQRS Measures with NHQI as Steward. Measures that NHQI is the steward have been approved by CMS and are available to review here.
- CMS PQRS Measures. Measures that CMS publishes for PQRS reporting are available on the CMS PQRS website. Those measures that are reportable by NHQI's QCDR can be reviewed here.
- Non-PQRS Measures that NHQI's QCDR has permission to report. Measures published by ASA/AQI can be found here. Those measures that are reportable by NHQI's QCDR can be reviewed here.