NIPM-QCDR Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the ASIPP NIPM-QCDR?

A: The ASIPP Quality Registry and National Interventional Pain Management – Qualified Clinical Data Registry (NIPM-QCDR) arms you with meaningful data about your patients and your performance so you can improve care, monitor patient-reported outcomes, and maximize MIPS reporting results. The registry combines performance tracking, patient-reported outcomes, and CMS quality reporting into one simple and powerful tool. It is the only registry designed exclusively for interventional pain physicians.

Q: How do I enroll in the NIPM-QCDR?

A: To get started, simply visit and complete the simple and secure form.

Q: What is the cost to participate in the NIPM-QCDR?

A: Providers who participate in the NIPM-QCDR pay an annual fee. The cost is $500 per eligible physician/clinician or $400 per eligible clinician/non-physician for ASIPP members. For non-members, the costs are $750 per eligible clinician/physician or $600 per eligible clinician/non-physician. View participation information for more information.

Q: How will the NIPM-QCDR help me with CMS requirements for MACRA and MIPS?

A: By participating in the NIPM-QCDR, you can fulfill the requirements of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), including mandates for Quality, Improvement Activities, and Advancing Care Information. To learn more about CMS requirements for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), view the CMS MIPS overview.

Q: Do I have to participate in MIPS?

To determine your eligibility for MIPS, check your MIPS participation status on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. If providers meet or exceed one or two of the low-volume threshold criteria then providers have the ability to “opt-in” to MIPS.