November 10-15

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RISE continues to improve offerings for providers


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ACR/ARHP members are realizing what they have at their fingertips — a registry fully staffed with knowledgeable people ready to help them succeed under MIPS. This valuable resource allows members to do what they do best: treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is one of the primary goals of the Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) clinical data registry. Developed in 2014 by the ACR to help prepare rheumatologists for the significant challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare environment, RISE has continued each year to offer a more innovative, user-friendly dashboard to providers.

ACR Past President Sharad Lakhanpal, MD, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, uses RISE in his Rheumatology Associates practice.

“My practice joined the RISE registry in 2014 and has been consistently successful in the CMS quality reporting programs each year,” he said. “Because RISE streamlines all the MIPS reporting requirements and provides expert support, my colleagues and I have more time to dedicate to patient care. RISE was built by the ACR for its members, and the registry is the best resource to capture meaningful data on the quality of care offered by all rheumatology providers.”

Always improving

Researching ways to strengthen what RISE offers to providers, the ACR registry team launched a participant satisfaction survey in 2018 for their 2017 reporting. The average satisfaction score was 79.09 percent. This year, the ACR will strive to surpass this score by offering providers a better overall customer experience.

In 2017, RISE implemented interactive webinars so providers could get immediate answers to their questions. This, too, has proved to drive success for the registry, said Lisa Bledsoe of Brackett Rheumatology.

“Thanks to RISE, I had a very successful year of reporting for 2017,” she said. “I appreciate the staff that assisted me during this new requirement. I took advantage of the quarterly conference calls/webinars to discuss our successes and failures relating to correct reporting, which helped me talk with our providers concerning their documentation. I am happy to say that once we did our MIPS reporting, we received 100 percent. I can’t say enough about the care and concern [ACR] staff had for our practice. We have already hit the ground running in 2018.”

Working for you

RISE was built for rheumatology. Today, with 1.5 million patient records and growing, RISE is aimed at improving the quality of patient care by leveraging the new wave of big data. It is a rich, best-in-class resource for capturing unique, proprietary data on treatment efficacy and outcomes. Join RISE today.

For more information, visit, or contact the registry team via email at [email protected] or by phone at 404-365-1388.