CMS recognizes ACS Surgeon Specific Registry as a PQRS-Qualified Registry

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR), previously the case log, has been recognized as a qualified registry for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Eligible professionals may submit 2013 PQRS Perioperative Care Measures Group data through the SSR.

In addition, the ACS has worked closely with CMS to submit additional PQRS measures. Once the measures are approved, surgeons may submit measure-specific variables to CMS through the SSR.

The American Board of Surgery’s and American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requirements previously accepted the SSR to fulfill reporting mandates.

For more information on the SSR, MOC, and PQRS participation, visit the ACS website or contact SSR@facs.org.

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