The Reg-entSM registry web entry tool for 2017 MIPS reporting

September 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 8

Still in need of a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2017 solution? If so, Reg-ent may be the answer for you.

The Reg-ent clinical data registry was established by the AAO-HNSF to be the first national repository of otolaryngology-specific  data, receiving data electronically from our members’ EHRs, and using this collective data to guide the best ENT care. Focused on quality improvement and patient outcomes, the registry is an essential tool that will advance outcomes in the specialty. The data collected in Reg-ent will support clinical practice improvement activities, clinical research, measures development, and more. As Reg-ent continues to grow and develop, after being fully launched to our members in July 2016, one of the initial uses and benefits of the registry has been quality reporting – for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2016 and MIPS in 2017.

Many of our current Reg-ent participants will be completing their MIPS 2017 reporting through the registry. For most practices, this is done by extraction of data directly from the EHR into the registry – the quality measures data is then electronically submitted to CMS.

The Academy recognizes that many of our members have paper-based practices or did not join Reg-ent by the MIPS 2017 reporting deadline (July 15, 2017). To support our members, Reg-ent offers a MIPS 2017 web upload for data entry tool for the Quality Performance reporting category for MIPS 2017.

Who may use the web entry tool?

The web entry tool may be used by paper-based practices, practices with EHRs that did not join Reg-ent by the July 15, 2017, deadline, as well as current Reg-ent practices that have cloud-based EHRs that have not been able to provide adequate extracted data for reporting purposes.

What can be reported with the Quality  Performance category web entry tool? 

The web upload/entry tool has the capability to report any of the 42 measures available in Reg-ent for the 2017 MIPS reporting year. Reg-ent also offers the capability to report Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Improvement Activities (IA). Please note that without an EHR, you are only able to report the Quality and IA categories as the ACI category requires the use of Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT).

How does the web entry tool work for  Quality Performance reporting?

The web upload/entry tool requires manual entry of your patient and practice data for the quality measures your practice selects. The tool guides you through the process by asking questions, providing fields for responses and data entry, and more. When you have completed your data entry, have reviewed your submission, and are ready to report, Reg-ent will electronically submit to CMS on your behalf during the  submission period.

How to get started.

To join Reg-ent and use the web entry tool for your MIPS 2017 reporting, you must execute a contract with the registry by October 3, 2017. Visit www.Reg-ent.org to sign up and learn more. If you have any questions or require any additional information, you can contact the Reg-ent team at Reg-ent@entnet.org.