Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

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We have been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for 2016. This year we collaborated with the American Orthopaedic Association's Own the Bone program and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) to provide 38 PQRS and custom measures.

Our Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center provides a new standard to complete PQRS requirements based on satisfactory participation. A QCDR is a CMS-approved entity that collects medical and/or clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to foster improvement in the quality of care furnished to patients. The data submitted to CMS via a QCDR covers quality measures across multiple payers. Our Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center includes 38 approved 2016 PQRS measures (click here to view).

Register here to get started.

Learn more about PQRS here.

Learn more about QCDRs here.

Download the 2016 PQRS Brochure here.

Read the article "Up to 6 Percent of Your Medicare Payments Are at Risk—Are You Ready?" here.

Meaningful Use

One of the easiest and most cost-efficient ways AJRR can help satisfy the public health reporting objective is to submit data to a specialized registry. AJRR’s hip and knee replacement registry is perfect for orthopaedic surgeons to meet Meaningful Use Requirements. Check out our Meaningful Use section to get more information.

A second way that AJRR can help for Meaningful Use’s specialized registry reporting is through its partnership with CECity and our Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center. Bringing together CECity’s cloud-based platform and data integration, we can help you to instantly participate in Meaningful Use registry reporting. The network includes solutions for eligible hospital, critical access hospitals, and eligible professionals – in all of orthopaedics, not just hip and knees. Automated submission is available for users of EHRs including: Allscripts, Aprima, Athenahealth, Chartmaker, Greenway, NextGen, and STI... (more will be coming in 2016).

Don’t see your EHR listed? CECity can still help you. Contact Emily Dockter at CECity for more information about specialty registry reporting! She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (412) 338-0366.