SAMBA has partnered with the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) to offer SAMBA members reduced participation rates for AQI’s NACOR, designated as a Qualified Registry (QR) and a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by CMS. Under the agreement, SAMBA members can participate in NACOR Basic, Standard NACOR Quality Reporting or NACOR Quality Concierge. This arrangement will help to further position NACOR as the quality reporting tool of choice among anesthesia clinicians.
As reported to you earlier this year, the SAMBA Clinical Outcomes Registry (SCOR) is a large undertaking requiring significant financial support and not sustainable for SAMBA to continue. SAMBA leadership looked for opportunities to continue providing a meaningful and usable database for its members. Through our partnership with ASA and AQI, an ambulatory database and outcomes reporting component will be developed through AQI. SCOR will cease to operate as of December 31, 2017. SCOR subscribers will have access to the SCOR database until March 31, 2018 to run reports and access their data.
For more information on signing up for NACOR offerings, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify yourself as a SAMBA member when contacting ASA/AQI. Pricing options are available for review here: http://www.sambahq.org/d/do/387. SAMBA members will receive ASA Physician Member pricing.
What is SCOR?
SCOR is a clinical outcomes registry for ambulatory anesthesia that collects a core dataset on every patient. The primary intent of the database is to assist SAMBA members in obtaining benchmark information about their practice, with specific reference to quality outcomes and to national performance indicators.
Effective December 1, 2014, SAMBA transitioned the management of the registry to Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI). The SCOR data will be maintained separately and securely and marketed and branded as a new ambulatory module under NACOR.