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, CSV or QRDA Category I files
  • Can the MDinteractive Specialized registry be used to report PQRS?
    • EHR quality data submitted to MDinteractive specialized registry will not be reported to CMS. MDinteractive will send the provider a MU Specialized Registry Report Card that can only be used to satisfy the "Public Health - Specialized Registry" objective during the EHR MU2 attestation. It will not satisfy the PQRS reporting requirements.
  • What option should a provider choose on the "Reporting Clinical Quality Measures" EHR MU attestation question?
    • Please choose option 2 because a provider using MDinteractive Qualified PQRS registry or the MDinteractive Specialized registry will NOT satisfy the eCQM EHR MU reporting requirement.

    choose option 2 when attesting for the quality measures under the EHR MU2

    • For 2015, how should a provider report on the public health reporting objective if they had not planned to attest to certain public health measures?  Is there an alternate exclusion available to accommodate the changes to how the measures are counted?
      • CMS has released FAQ #12985 in response to inquiries about the public health reporting objective in 2015.

    • 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.

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