​The AANA continues to develop informational sources to aid certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in understanding the complex relationship between quality and value outlined in many of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality initiatives. As these quality initiatives will affect reimbursement, it is important for CRNAs to build their knowledge base and become more familiar with some of these programs. This website is intended to be an educational guide to the programs the AANA believes will impact CRNAs the most.

CMS Registeries

(QCDR)-Qualified Clinical Data Registries


ABG QCDR is a CMS Qualified Clinical Data Registry. Learn more about the Anesthesia Business Group and their QCDR. Use your AANA member ID when registering to obtain the $140 discounted rate.
QCDRs offer additional measures outside of the Anesthesia MIPS measure set. To learn more, see the 2018 QCDR Fact Sheet from CMS. To review additional QCDRs please download the list of 2018 CMS Approved QCDRs.

Qualfied Registries

In 2017 CMS approved a multitude of CMS qualified registries to choose from. Many of these registries are capable of processing MIPS data from measures found within the complete MIPS measure docket, like those found in the Anesthesia MIPS measure set. Please download the 2018 Qualified Registries list and see the 2018 Qualified Registries Fact Sheet for more information. 

Contact Us

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 
Research and Quality Division
Email: research@aana.com
Telephone: (847) 655-1170