The Pathologists Quality Registry is a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) launched by the CAP in 2017. The registry can improve practice performance, through benchmarking against other pathology practices, and make it easier for pathologists to qualify for bonuses under Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP). Developed by the CAP members and FIGmd, a leading provider of clinical data registries for physician specialties, the registry will be the first qualified clinical data registry developed specifically by pathologists for pathologists.
The Pathologists Quality Registry helps reduce the burden of reporting on pathologists by offering MIPS reporting for Quality Performance and Improvement Activities categories, which are the only two needed by non-patient-facing physicians.
The Pathologists Quality Registry has advantages over claims-based reporting for several reasons:
- claims-based reporting does not support reporting for all categories of MIPS
- claims-based reporting is only available for a subset of measures that can be found in the Pathologists Quality Registry
- claims-based reporting is only based on Medicare patients, not all of your applicable patients
- the CMS' data suggest clinician performance is higher when reporting through a registry due to the availability of additional clinical data to support measures
The Pathologists Quality Registry applied for and received 2018 special designation from the CMS (called QCDR status) that allows us to offer an additional nine QCDR measures that are important and applicable to pathologists that are not offered anywhere else. These nine QCDR measures are not offered anywhere else and are in addition to the eight QPP/PQRS measures, developed and stewarded by the CAP, which are currently in the public domain. This gives pathologists more choices in reporting. By using the Pathologists Quality Registry, participants can optimize bonus potential with these pathology-specific measures.
Quality Payment Program (QPP)
Learn more and view CAP resources to help you understand how the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) affects pathologists.
Review Enrollment Requirements
Learn more about enrollment requirements and reporting options which may be available to your practice when using the Pathologists Quality Registry.
Review Enrollment Information
Resources for the Registry Dashboard
For those already enrolled, log in to submit data or view your MIPS dashboard.
Accessing the dashboard