On December 16, CMS posted the 2021 approved Qualified Registries and Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) Qualified Postings in the Quality Payment Program Resource Library. The Qualified Postings assist clinicians in the selection of a Qualified Registry or QCDR which will collect and report clinical data to the MIPS program on their behalf. Qualified Postings provide the names of approved Qualified Registries and QCDRs and the MIPS measures and/or activities they are approved to support for the 2021 MIPS performance period. A description of these files is provided below.

  • 2021 Qualified Registries Qualified Posting – Included in this posting is a list of Qualified Registries who have been approved to participate in reporting Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures and/or activities for the 2021 performance period. A Qualified Registry is a CMS-approved entity that collects clinical data from an individual clinician, group, and/or virtual group and submits the data to CMS on their behalf as a part of the MIPS. These approved Qualified Registries report data (measures and/or activities) for the Quality, Promoting Interoperability, and Improvement Activities performance categories.
  • 2021 QCDRs Qualified Posting – Included in this posting is a list of QCDRs who have been approved to participate in reporting QCDR measures and/or MIPS measures and activities for the 2021 performance period. A QCDR is also a CMS-approved entity that collects clinical data from an individual clinician, group, and/or virtual group and submits the data to CMS as a part of MIPS. A QCDR is defined as an entity that demonstrates clinical expertise in medicine and quality measurement development. QCDRs collect medical or clinical data on behalf of clinicians, groups, and/or virtual groups to track patients and diseases and foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients. QCDR reporting is different from a Qualified Registry as it is not limited to MIPS quality measures. QCDRs may also report on approved QCDR measures.

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Healthcentric Advisors
As the New England Quality Payment Program Support Center, Healthcentric Advisors assists New England-based physician and other eligible clinical practices to prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).