MDinteractive can be used as a Specialized Registry by Eligible Professionals (EP), Eligible Hospitals (EH) or Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)
In 2020, reporting to a Specialized Registry counts as 1 of the 2 required registries for Objective 4 within the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Category (Clinical Data Registry Reporting measure). A MIPS eligible clinician may count a specialized registry under this measure if the MIPS eligible clinician achieved the phase of active engagement as described under “active engagement option 3: production” meaning the clinician has completed testing and validation of the electronic submission and is electronically submitting production data to the clinical data registry.
Click on "Create Patient Record" and fill in the form "Specialized registry engagement"
Enter all necessary data:
Provider Last Name:
Provider First Name:
EHR: enter EHR name
Reporting Period: 2020
EHR measures to submit to specialized registry: for example CMS122 (DIABETES: HEMOGLOBIN A1C POOR CONTROL) and CMS69 (BODY MASS INDEX SCREENING AND FOLLOW-UP). A provider can submit a minimum of one measure or a maximum of nine measures.
Data format: Excel, CSV, QRDA Cat I or QRDA Cat III
Active engagement to submit data to specialized registry: Completed Registration to Submit Data
After the “Registration of Intent” is successfully completed:
Download patient quality data from the EHR and upload it to the File Storage Module at MDinteractive.
The data will be tested and validated by MDinteractive.
After the tests are passed, EHR data should be uploaded at regular intervals into MDinteractive.
Providers will be able to login and see online their quality performance dashboard.
In January 2021, providers will attest (within the PI category of MIPS) with QPP or via MDinteractive that they have been in active engagement to submit data to a specialized registry.
EHRs or organizations with additional questions regarding how to submit data to MDinteractive Specialized Registry should call 800-634-4731 or email email@example.com.
Specialized Registry FAQs
Can any specialty submit quality data to MDinteractive specialized registry?
Yes - any specialty (internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, surgery, etc.) can submit quality data to our specialized registry.
Which measures can be submitted to MDinteractive specialized registry?
Are there any costs associated with participating/reporting to MDinteractive specialized registry?
We charge $199 per provider per year (not upfront).
What format does MDinteractive's specialized registry require for information to be sent?
Excel, JSON, CSV or QRDA Category I or III files
Can the MDinteractive Specialized registry be used to report the Quality component of MIPS?
It will not satisfy the Quality component reporting requirements. Active engagement with a Specialized Registry will count for Objective 4 within the Promoting Interoperability performance category for submitting to one or more public health or clinical data registries. EHR quality data submitted to MDinteractive specialized registry will not be reported to CMS.
What can count as a specialized registry?
In order to count as a specialized registry, a receiving entity needs to declare that they are ready to accept data as a specialized registry and be using the data to improve population health outcomes (CMS FAQ #13653).
The receiving entity must be able to receive electronic data generated from CEHRT; manual data entry into a web portal would not qualify for submission to a specialized registry.
The electronic file can be sent to the receiving entity through any appropriately secure mechanism including, but not limited to, a secure upload function on a web portal, sFTP, or Direct.
The receiving entity must also be able to support documentation related to the submitting provider's Active Engagement status.
The receiving entity should have a registration of intent process, a process to take the provider through test and validation and a process to move into production.
The receiving entity should be able to provide appropriate documentation for the sending provider or their current status in Active Engagement.
Consistent with existing policy, an action to meet one program requirement may not count toward meeting another objective or requirement. Therefore, the sending provider cannot meet the measure using a submission of data already being sent to meet other EHR Incentive Program requirements, such as using a QCDR to submit eCQMs to CMS to meet quality reporting requirements.