Reg-ent℠ ramps up for MIPS 2017

April 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 3

With PQRS 2016 now in the rear-view mirror, the Reg-entSM registry is gearing up to meet the needs of its practices and clinicians for reporting under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). One hundred and twenty-one clinicians successfully reported PQRS in 2016 and, we anticipate many more to report all categories of MIPS, via Reg-ent in 2017.

Reg-ent is preparing for MIPs in 2017 by enhancing its technology platform to accommodate all reporting categories required, including Quality Performance, Advancing Care Information (ACI), and Improvement Activities (IA).

All practices and clinicians interested in reporting MIPS 2017 via the Reg-ent registry must have signed contracts in place by July 15, 2017.

Start early

The ramp-up time to prepare practices and secure measures data for quality reporting depends on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution in place within each practice, the level of cooperation of the EHR vendor, and the timeliness of both the vendor and the practice in following up on deliverables assigned during the data mapping process. We urge everyone to start now by visiting www.entnet.org/regent and clicking on the Get Started Now button to execute your contract.

All practices and clinicians interested in reporting MIPS 2017 via the Reg-ent registry must have signed contracts in place by July 15, 2017.

Your data is private

It’s important to note that your dashboard and your data are private. The Reg-ent dashboard contains benchmarks of CMS measures as well as the Reg-ent averages for each measure contained in Reg-ent to which you may compare your individual performance. Individual physicians and practices are not compared to each other, and no one will have any view into your performance data. Each Reg-ent practice will be afforded the time to refine and thoroughly review its data and scores prior to submission to CMS.

Already part of Reg-ent?

Continue to monitor your existing Reg-ent dashboard and prepare for additional 2017 reporting measures extraction and refinement. IA Performance categories, and ACI reporting modules will be added to your dashboard after measures mapping is complete.

Reg-ent is an otolaryngology-specific clinical data registry that will become the foundation for quality reporting, measures development, quality improvement, clinical and product research, and support for maintenance of certification and licensure. With Reg-ent, AAO-HNSF is investing in our members’ future, a future that will be increasingly focused on quality of care and patient outcomes.

Visit www.entnet.org/Reg-ent and sign your contract. Questions? Email reg-ent@entnet.org.

NEW in 2017

  • Scoring engines for each reporting category.
  • Web entry forms for ACI and IA categories reporting.
  • Payment adjustment estimator.
  • Multiple mapping refinements and complete review before CMS submission.
  • Ability to track performance, practice participants, monitor AAO-HNS membership, dues, and revise your reporting participants all from your Reg-ent dashboard.