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Rheumatologists receive multiple benefits by joining ACR’s RISE Registry


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The Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) Registry is the first and largest rheumatology electronic health record (EHR)-enabled and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) in the U.S. QCDRs are CMS-approved registries that collect data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients. Participation in a QCDR such as RISE allows participants to meet quality reporting requirements through a seamless reporting process. A QCDR is different from a traditional registry in that it is able to submit non-QPP measures, so there is more flexibility to report on measures that are clinically meaningful to rheumatologists. RISE easily syncs with EHRs, simplifying the quality reporting process by eliminating the need for providers and staff to manually enter data.

In addition to saving time and valuable resources, RISE helps physicians manage their patient populations and improve the quality of patient care provided. RISE participants are able to benchmark their performance on key clinical quality measures and compare their patient population to those of other RISE participants. The benchmarking tool provides an effective way to help practices align with best practice standards. Furthermore, RISE provides access to office-level aggregate data, creating customized quality improvement reports tailored to advance practice decisions and improve patient outcomes.


How can RISE help you 
navigate MIPS?

RISE will seamlessly report practice data under the new components of MIPS, with minimal impact on provider workflow. Using RISE can positively impact provider scores in clinical practice improvement activities under MIPS. RISE also features a robust interactive dashboard that will give users access to practice trend data and to identify potential areas for improvement.

If you’re interested in learning more about how the RISE Registry can help you navigate MIPS and understand the new MACRA rule, be sure to attend the following educational sessions:


Holy MACRA! How to Survive & 
Thrive in the New Era of MACRA, 
8:30 – 10:00 am Sunday • Room 6 D
In this session, attendees will learn:

  • The MACRA rule and what pathways are available to practicing 
  • How practitioners will be scored under MIPS
  • General and rheumatology-specific APMs
  • Tools and best practices that can help physicians achieve maximum payments, including use of the RISE Registry and ACR quality measures.


Your New Role in the Era of MACRA: Tips & Tools for Rheumatology Staff
4:30 – 6:00 pm Sunday • Room 11 B
In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Recommendations for rheumatology staff to actively participate in the development of a new management framework using their skill sets to facilitate high-quality care
  • The use of outcome measures among arthritis healthcare professionals and office staff to implement new programs in the era of MACRA
  • Strategies to meet requirements and accountability for MIPS and MACRA.

For more information about the RISE Registry, visit or contact ACR staff at [email protected]. ACR/ARHP members can also visit the RISE booth in the ACR Discovery Center (located in the Exhibit Hall) to register for free and to learn more about the RISE Registry and receive a demo firsthand.