THE OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE OF ACR CONVERGENCE 2022 • NOVEMBER 10-14



Sign up for the ACR’s RISE Registry and receive many quality reporting benefits

The Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) Registry is a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), which is a CMS-approved registry that collects 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 the RISE Registry 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-PQRS measures, so there is more flexibility to report on measures that are clinically meaningful to rheumatologists. RISE easily syncs with electronic health records (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 will help 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 is 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/MACRA?
RISE will seamlessly report practice data under the quality component of MIPS with minimal impact on provider workflow. Using the RISE Registry can positively impact provider scores in clinical practice improvement activities under MIPS. RISE also features an interactive dashboard that will give users access to practice trend data and identify potential areas for improvement.

If you’re interested in learning more about how RISE can help you navigate MIPS, the ACR will hold an information session on Monday from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

For more information about RISE, contact ACR staff at [email protected] Members can also visit the Quality & Registries booth in the ACR Discovery Center to register for free and to learn more about RISE firsthand. We look forward to seeing you at Monday’s session!

Special Session

Implementing Quality Measurement in Your Practice: How and Why
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Monday
Room 145A

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to participate in quality measure reporting via MIPS/MACRA
  • The differences between reporting via MIPS (merit-based incentive program) and APM (advanced practice models) systems and their unique requirements
  • How to use the RISE registry to collect quality data and drive quality improvement in an office