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.  To earn 10 points within the PI category, the MIPS eligible clinician is in active engagement to submit data to 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 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 earn 10 points in the Promoting Interoperability performance category core 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. 
    • On January 1, 2017 MDinteractive became a Clinical Data Registry (CDR) for providers attesting to Advancing Care Information Objectives (option 1) for the ACI component of MIPs.
    • For providers attesting to 2018 Advancing Care Information Transition Objectives and Measures (option 2) for the ACI component of MIPS, this registry still qualifies as a specialized registry.
    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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