Qualified Clinical Data Registry

Spine IQ Qualified Clinical Data Registry

The Spine IQ Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) is the only registry designed specifically for Conservative Spine Care. It is our most powerful tool in transforming the culture of care.

The registry collects data from state-licensed or certified health care professionals, who assess and manage spine pain, to describe the natural history of disease, determine the clinical effectiveness, assess cost-effectiveness of health care services and to measure/monitor safety and quality.

This results in leading-edge opportunities for spine care practitioners to improve their practice through reporting and benchmarking.

Spine IQ’s registry has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR).

Cost: $350 per year

Why should I join the Qualified Clinical Data Registry?

  • Track outcomes – such as change in pain intensity and pain interference – across your entire patient population.
  • Improve patient follow-up by using data to identify patients who are not meeting performance benchmarks.
  • Demonstrate the value of your practice to patients, payers and other stakeholders by bench-marking yourself on 28 performance measures.
  • Meet Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory requirements for Merit-based Incentive Payment System MIPS. (Note – must meet $90,000 revenue threshold to qualify. Review MIPS calculator.)
  • Contribute real patient data towards research efforts that can answer important questions about spine care best practices and performance-based payment systems.

How can the data be used?

  • Payers and purchasers will be able to use the data to identify practitioners committed to quality care and performance benchmarks.
  • Scientists will be able to use de-identified data to answer important questions about the quality and outcomes of spine care delivery.
  • Practitioners will be able to establish baseline data and improve care through measurement and educational opportunities.
  • Participating practitioners will be included in a searchable database of Spine IQ providers and high performers will be recognized.