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CAP taps FIGmd to develop pathologists registry

March 8, 2017—The CAP has selected FIGmd to develop the first pathologist-specific clinical data registry. Designed for pathology practices, this registry will ease compliance with quality reporting requirements and provide a simplified mechanism pathologists can use to improve quality and to meet the requirements of the Medicare Quality Payment Program, or QPP.

The CAP’s aim is to ensure that pathologists can comply with new value-based payment models such as those enacted as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA. The CAP has submitted an application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval and authorization of the registry as a reporting option in Medicare’s QPP.

The registry, set to launch at this year’s CAP annual meeting, will include 16 measures. Eight of those measures are the current Physician Quality Reporting System measures developed by the CAP. The fall launch will precede the 2018 MACRA performance period to ensure pathologists qualify for payment bonuses under Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

“We chose to work with FIGmd based on their experience with medical specialty societies and medical professional associations and their innovative approach to making data collection meaningful. They are known for developing registries that are simple to implement and easy to use,” CAP president Richard Friedberg, MD, PhD, said in a statement.

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