Interventional Radiology Registry (IR)
Modified on: Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 at 11:46 AM
The Interventional Radiology registry (IR) is designed to promote quality of care for patients undergoing interventional radiology procedures. Led collaboratively by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), the registry collects process and outcome measures for image-guided interventional procedures using structured report templates developed by the SIR. This approach standardizes data across facilities so that participants can receive aggregated reports benchmarking their performance against similar facilities, helping improve quality and patient safety.
The IR registry also gives clinicians more options to fulfill MIPS Quality reporting requirements by providing QCDR non-MIPS measures developed specifically for interventional radiologists. And, IR registry participation meets requirements for American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit.
Ease of Use and Fees
As part of the NRDR suite of registries the IR registry utilizes the same Physician and User dictionaries as other NRDR registries so that information need only be entered once, even if a facility participates in multiple registries.
IR registry data are collected automatically via the ACR’s TRIADTM software using standardized reporting templates to help participants collect and structure data consistently and quickly in conjunction with radiology reporting tools, such as PowerScribe 360. Data are anonymized locally by the ACR’s TRIADTM software before being transmitted to the IR registry, meeting HIPAA requirements. See the IR Data Submission Overview for details.
The annual participation fee is based on the number of interventional radiologists at a facility and the number of sites included in that facility, and there is no cost for facilities already participating in either the GRID or the DIR. See Registration and Participation Fees for more information.
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