Which QCDR?

  • Which QCDR should I choose? QCDR’s vary in their pricing structure and the benefits they offer. The answer will depend on the type of practice you have and what you expect from your participation in the QCDR.
  • The ABG QCDR has the following attributes:
    • Cost effective
    • Pricing does not discriminate based on provider type
    • Measures are relevant, practical and easy to collect without adding expense or interfering with care
    • Tools available to make collection process completely electronic
    • Easy, electronic process for completing validation requirements
    • Reports available on line
    • Automated system for measure selection that ensures compliance
    • User friendly system that allows practice administrators to manage their accounts and submit data to CMS without the need for IT assistance.

 

  • Where do I get more information about the ABG QCDR?
  • What do I need to do to sign up for the ABG QCDR?
    • You should review the available information on the ABG QCDR to make sure it is the right fit for your organization
    • You may request:
      • Quote for ABG QCDR services. For an accurate quote, please provide us with the following information:
        • Number of tax ID numbers (TINs) your organization bills under
        • Number of providers that participate under each TIN
        • Number of non-provider users that would be administering the ABG reporting web site or submitting data
        • Request quote:  email to Joy Ketchum jketchum@anesthesiabg.com with cc to rm@imdsweb.com
      • Demonstration of ABG reporting web site or QCDRapp– email rm@imdsweb.com
    • If you would like to proceed, you should take the following steps:
      • Request legal documents and provide the following information in your request email:
        • Person to whom invoices should be sent
      • What do I have to do as a participant?
        • Obtain consent from your providers to submit their data to CMS- we provide sample consent forms
        • Enroll all of your providers on our web site- we provide an automated system for creating invitations
        • Submit Clinical data through one of the following methods
          • Manually on our web site
          • Excel spreadsheet upload on our web site
          • QCDRapp – no website use required
        • Submit demographic data from your billing office by excel spreadsheet upload on our web site
          • QCDR only users- not required if using QCDRapp
          • Full PSO participants- required
        • Sign my organization up!–  email  Joy Ketchum jketchum@anesthesiabg.com with cc to rm@imdsweb.com