Pathologists Quality Registry Dashboard
The Pathologists Quality Registry is a cloud-based platform that uses automatically extracted and manually entered pathology report data for submission to the CMS. Patient data is protected in compliance with HIPAA and federal regulations. Registry participants can view and track estimates of their MIPS scores in the Quality and Improvement Activities reporting categories using the registry's dashboard throughout the reporting period.
Enrollment for the 2020 MIPS reporting year is open. Those who enrolled with the Pathologists Quality Registry in 2019 can access the web portal with their same credentials. Submission deadlines for 2020 are set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). All data for 2020 submission must be entered in the registry by February 15, 2021; no additional 2020 data can be accepted into the registry beyond this deadline. Between January and February, enrolled practices will work with their client account managers to select their quality measures, attest to the improvement activities, sign the data consent release forms and click ‘Submit’ to complete their 2020 data transmission to the CMS.
2020 enrollment is now open. Once enrolled, our vendor partner FIGmd will to work with individual sites interested in data transfer automation to determine whether the system integration option is feasible for your practice. The CAP will provide more information about using the registry's comprehensive dashboard for monitoring performance throughout the 2020 performance period.
Since 2017, the Pathologists Quality Registry has been approved by the CMS as a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR). Benefits of the QCDR distinction and the Pathologists Quality Registry include:
- Pathologists have access to report on more measures than in any other reporting solution.
- Unlike Medicare Part B claims submission, pathologists can submit on multiple MIPS categories through this one mechanism. The Pathologists Quality Registry helps reduce the burden of reporting on pathologists by offering MIPS reporting for multiple performance categories.
- You can track your performance and reporting progress throughout the year and see benchmarking information for quality improvement
- The registry can report information on all of your applicable cases, whereas Medicare Part B claims submission is only for your Medicare cases.