What is a QCDR?

A Qualified Clinical Data Registry, or 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 provided to patients. In 2008, CMS began the program now called the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and created a reporting mechanism by which specialized registries could transmit quality data on behalf of providers. The Chronic Disease Registry (CDR) was one of the original registries CMS recognized for quality reporting. In 2014, CMS introduced a new reporting mechanism called a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). The Chronic Disease Registry was again among the first to be recognized as a QCDR, and began a family of registries for specific quality purposes, including the US Wound Registry (USWR). A QCDR completes the collection and submission of quality measures data on behalf of eligible professionals (EPs). To be considered a QCDR, an entity must self-nominate and successfully complete a rigorous qualification process. However, an important distinction about a QCDR is that it can actually DEVELOP quality measures which providers can report for QPP credit. That is how the USWR is able to provide quality measures specific to the practice of wound care and podiatry that can be reported for quality programs.

Under the new healthcare legislation called the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), QCDRs take on special importance because nearly every part of MIPS involves some aspect of QCDR participation.


Choose the MIPS Survival Path that is Right for You!

MIPS Survival - Avoid Penalty

Meet the minimum MIPS requirement to avoid the 4% penalty by downloading and implementing one CPIA project from the USWR. This is the most basic level of engagement, does not require a specific EHR, and can be accomplished in only 35 minutes! LEARN MORE

MIPS Survival Plus - Moderate Bonus

Participate for a MIPS bonus and begin to Thrive by submitting basic quality data to the USWR and downloading 2-4 CPIA projects from those we have already developed for your specialty. This is a deeper level of engagement that can be done with any 2014 certified EHR, and will only take a provider about 90-120 minutes to complete!LEARN MORE

Intellicure Network - Optimum Bonus

Become a member of the Intellicure Network and position yourself to truly Thrive under MIPS and qualify for the highest bonus possible with the least amount of effort. Members of the Intellicure Network are able to leverage the integration of the USWR, and Intellicure EHR...the only wound care and podiatry specific EHR able to fully facilitate the seamless execution of MIPS in alignment with a QCDR by simply navigating its standard charting process. This requires the use of the Intellicure EHR and will only take about 2-3 hours of a provider's time throughout the entire reporting year! LEARN MORE