Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

CMS Approves GIQuIC as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for the 2017 Reporting Year
Learn how you can successfully participate in public reporting submitting GI-specific measures

We are pleased to announce that the GIQuIC Registry has again been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for reporting to CMS for the 2017 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 4 million colonoscopy cases in January 2017 and growing. CMS approved GIQuIC as a QCDR for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 PQRS reporting years, facilitating endoscopists’ documentation of compliance with quality measures. Over 600 GIQuIC participants elected to utilize the GIQuIC QCDR for their 2014 PQRS reporting, over 1,100 participants did so for their 2015 PQRS reporting, and over 1,300 did so for 2016 PQRS reporting.

GIQuIC hosted an informational webinar on January 20 on the role of QCDRs in fulfilling MIPS requirements, noting this was Part 1. To access the slide deck from the webinar select here and to access a recording of the hour-long webinar select here.

GIQuIC hosted the Part II informational webinar on June 28 on utilizing the GIQuIC QCDR for 2017 MIPS reporting. To access the slide deck from the webinar select here and to access a recording of the hour-long webinar select here.

Select here to see the list of measures available for reporting to the MIPS Quality performance category via the GIQuIC 2017 QCDR.

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.  The MIPS eligible clinician who is in active engagement to submit data to a clinical data registry can earn a 5 % bonus in the advancing care information performance category score for submitting to GIQuIC, a clinical data registry.