Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

CMS Approves GIQuIC as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for the 2019 Reporting Year
Learn how you can successfully participate in public reporting submitting GI-specific measures

The GIQuIC Registry has been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for reporting to CMS for the 2019 reporting year. The QCDR reporting mechanism is a dynamic reporting option that allows providers to report on measures that are meaningful to their specialty practice and foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients.

Since 2010, GIQuIC has grown in value as a clinical benchmarking tool for gastroenterology practices, with over 8 million colonoscopy cases in January 2019 and growing. GIQuIC has offered QCDR reporting as a benefit since the 2014 reporting year, facilitating endoscopists’ documentation of compliance with quality measures.

2019 Reporting Year
The 2019 GIQuIC QCDR is approved to report for individual eligible providers, groups, and virtual groups to the Quality, Promoting Interoperability, and Improvement Activities performance categories.

Select here to see the list of measures available for reporting to the MIPS Quality performance category via the GIQuIC 2019 QCDR.

GIQuIC hosted a webinar on April 3 to provide details surrounding the QCDR reporting option and how the GIQuIC registry can help satisfy MIPS requirements for the 2019 reporting year. Select here to download the slide deck from the presentation. Select here to view a recording of the presentation. To discuss registering with GIQuIC to report via the 2019 GIQuIC QCDR please contact

Quality Payment Program
For more information on the Quality Payment Program visit:

CMS’ Quality Payment Program web site at

ACG’s National Affairs web site at

ASGE’s MACRA Implementation Resource Center at


Specialized Registry

GIQuIC Specialized Registry Declaration 

GIQuIC is a specialized registry to improve population health outcomes. A MIPS eligible clinician may count a specialized registry under the Clinical Data Registry Reporting measure of the Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange objective of the MIPS Promoting Interoperability performance category if the MIPS eligible clinician achieved the phase of active engagement as described under “active engagement option 3: production” meaning the clinician has completed testing and validation of the electronic submission and is electronically submitting production data to the clinical data registry. “Active engagement option 3: production” is describes as “The MIPS eligible clinician has completed testing and validation of the electronic submission and is electronically submitting production data to the PHA or CDR.” Please refer to the relevant CMS fact sheets for further details.

2019 MIPS Promoting Interoperability Fact Sheet

2019 Clinical Data Registry Reporting Measure Fact Sheet