QCDR Approval

RPCR earns CMS QCDR Certification

December 2018

Doorn helped the Registry for Performance and Clinical Outcomes in Radiosurgery (RPCR) achieve QCDR (Qualified Clinical Data Registry) certification from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). RPCR is a Naples, FL non-profit collaborative. Doorn worked with the RPCR to design a system to achieve QCDR approval and will help the RPCR collect and submit performance data to CMS on behalf of radiosurgery centers nationwide.

The effort aims to drive improvements in patient outcomes and help increase the quality of US healthcare.

Doorn originally designed a system for the RPCR in 2010 to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of prostate cancer, which is a treatment that produces many precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumors. This system has been used to collect healthcare data for thousands of men across the US with more than 50 radiosurgery centers participating. Doorn organized the system based on key outcome measures identified by the RPCR and CMS to effectively learn from the results. These efforts led to CMS approving coverage for prostate cancer radiosurgery across the US.

The non-profit’s certification by CMS in December 2018 will provide a pathway to submit radiosurgery-based performance measures to CMS under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program, which is designed to tie Medicare payments to quality and cost-efficient care, drive improvement in care processes and health outcomes, increase the use of healthcare information, and reduce the costs of care.

You can visit the RPCR website to learn more about their organization.

You can learn more about Doorn's CMS QCDR solutions here.