Quality-Reimbursement

2022 MIPS on Your MindGot MIPS on Your Mind? 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.

Quality Payment Program

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

2022 Performance Year

2022 MIPS/APM Fact Sheets

2021 Performance Year

2021 MIPS/APM Fact Sheets

2020 Performance Year

2020 MIPS/APM Fact Sheets


Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDR)

QCDRs offer quality registry measures in addition to the Anesthesia MIPS Measure Set and can also support relevant Improvement Activities. The use of a QCDR may assist CRNAs in earning more points toward their final MIPS composite score. CMS offers a list of approved QCDRs, which outline the services offered and the MIPS and QCDR measures supported. You can review the downloadable lists below:

Qualified Registries

In 2017, CMS began approving qualified registries (QRs) for reporting MIPS measurement data only. Some QRs support specialty measure sets, such as the MIPS Anesthesia set.  Please download the 2021 Qualified Registry list for additional information.

AANA Member Advantage Program - CMS Approved QCDRs

As part of the AANA Member Advantage Program, AANA members can receive discounts for QCDRs and registry services. For more information about QCDR and Registry Reporting go to the AANA QCDR and Registry Reporting FAQs today!

ABG-QCDR
As part of the AANA Member Advantage Program, AANA members can receive a $10 discount off the base QCDR subscription of $150 per provider. Through Insight Medical Data Services (IMDS), an affiliate ABG partner, IMDS-QCDRapp offers additional services for $30 per month per provider (discount does not apply and price subject to change). To learn more about the Anesthesia Business Group (ABG)-QCDR visit their website today. You can also learn about the ABG QCDR through our AANA Member Advantage Program!

Contact Us

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology 
Research and Quality Division
Email: research@aana.com
Telephone: (847) 655-1199