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AQUA QCDR Measures

The AUA Quality (AQUA) Registry has once again been recognized by CMS as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for 2017.

2017 AQUA QPP Measures [pdf]


Patient Safety

Perioperative Care: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis (When Indicated in ALL Patients)


Communication and Care Coordination

Medication Reconciliation


Communication and Care Coordination

Advance Care Plan


Effective Clinical Care

Urinary Incontinence: Assessment of Presence or Absence of Urinary Incontinence in Women Aged 65 Years and Older


Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes

Urinary Incontinence: Plan of Care for Urinary Incontinence in Women Aged 65 Years and Older


Efficiency and Cost Reduction

Prostate Cancer: Avoidance of Overuse of Bone Scan for Staging Low Risk Prostate Cancer Patients


Effective Clinical Care

Prostate Cancer: Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy for High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients


Community/Population Health

Influenza Immunization


Effective Clinical Care

Colorectal Cancer Screening


Effective Clinical Care

Diabetes: Medical Attention for Nephropathy


Community/Population Health

Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up


Patient Safety

Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record


Communication and Care Coordination

Pain Assessment and Follow-Up


Community/Population Health

Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use:  Screening and Cessation Intervention


Effective Clinical Care

Controlling High Blood Pressure


Communication and Care Coordination

Biopsy Follow-Up


Community/Population Health

Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented


Effective Clinical Care

Surgical Site Infection


Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcome

Patient-Centered Surgical Risk Assessment & Communication


Community/Population Health

Preventive Care and Screening Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Screening & Brief Counseling

The approved list of 2016 AQUA Registry QCDR Measures [pdf] is available.

Disclaimer: The AUA encourages practices to dowbnload and review CMS' improvement activity (IA) data validation requirements. Providers should maintain documentation supporting the compilation of each activity, in the event of a future CMS audit. Additionally, the AUA AQUA Registry cannot guarantee a positive or negative payment adjustment at any time.



Important Dates & Deadlines

September 1, 2017
Deadline to register with the AQUA Registry for 2017 MIPS reporting if you are not an AQUA participant

October 1, 2017
Deadline for AQUA participants to submit intent to report MIPS through the AQUA Registry

October 3, 2017
Deadline to integrate EHR system through the AQUA Registry

January 31, 2018
Deadline to submit Data Release Consent Forms (DRCF) through the AQUA Registry Dashboard

March 18, 2018
Deadline to submit 2017 data to CMS through the AQUA Registry.

*Disclaimer: If your institution expects third parties to use their institution–specific  BAA, has complex security requirements or other special issues, make sure to start the enrollment process as soon as possible to ensure all necessary paperwork is completed prior to the deadline.