Enrollment for the Pathologists Quality Registry is open. We encourage all eligible pathologists to participate in Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), including quality measure reporting and improvement activities attestation. The Registry will have options for all pathologists to reduce the burden of reporting. Pathologists who use an LIS have the opportunity for integration, and paper-based practices have the opportunity for web data entry. We encourage pathologists to consider the benefits of reporting through the Pathologists Quality Registry over other options.
Can my practice submit data through automatic extraction?
The CAP is currently pilot testing LIS-, billing system- and EHR-facilitated data entry into the registry. Please contact the registry staff if you would like more information on automated data extraction from your pathology information system.
Can my practice submit data through manual web data entry?
The Pathologists Quality Registry offers a solution for pathologists who do not or cannot report through automated systems. The manual data entry web portal can begin accepting your 2018 data on January 2, 2018. For manual data entry, practices must complete the enrollment process no later than October 1, 2018 in order to be eligible to submit 2018 MIPS through the registry and to start entering data to meet the CMS' MIPS 2018 reporting deadline of March 2019.
How do I get started?
Prior to entering any manual data, practices must:
- Ensure you have all of the necessary information to enroll readily available. We suggest you review the Enrollment Checklist and watch the enrollment training video prior to initiating enrollment.
- Sign legal agreements and pay annual fees via the enrollment portal.
- Annual fee (Members): $299/member
- Annual fee (Non-members*): $799/pathologist
* Non-members are provided an opportunity to join the CAP during the enrollment process in order to qualify for the discounted member rate.
Once you have completed enrollment, you will be contacted by the Registry about next steps. Read more on what to expect once enrollment is complete.
|January 2, 2018
||Registry web portal opens for 2018 manual data entry
|June 30, 2018
||Enrollment for 2018 system integration closes to ensure time for data mapping
|October 1, 2018
||Enrollment for 2018 reporting via manual data entry closes
|January 18, 2019
||Deadline for final data entry of 2018 performance data
|March 31, 2019
||Deadline for registry submission of 2018 performance data to CMS
All data for 2018 submission must be in the registry by January 18, 2019; no additional 2018 data can be accepted into the registry after that date. Between January and February each year, the registry vendor will prepare the submission to maximize your performance; practices will review and sign off on the submission; then your MIPS will be officially submitted to the CMS prior to their deadline, which has historically been March 31.
Enrollment User Guide
Enrollment Training Video
Frequently Asked Questions