Welcome to the National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR®).
The American College of Radiology (ACR) was founded in 1922 with a mission to serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. A fundamental component to that mission is ACR’s National Radiology Data Registry.
Established in 2008, NRDR leads the industry in providing benchmarks and comparisons to help imaging facilities improve their quality of patient care. NRDR participants receive access to accurate and objective measures regarding the quality of facility processes and outcomes in comparison to similar facilities nationwide. These data form the basis for a cyclic quality improvement process – a feedback loop which engages the radiologist at each phase.
Building upon the original Coverage with Evidence Development registries first established in 2006 such as the National Oncologic PET Registry®, the ACR introduced the first of its Clinical Quality Registries in 2008. The NRDR platform integrates a suite of individual registries, each of which supports a different radiological modality, and provides users a single point of entry. By doing so, NRDR is able to aid facilities across their clinical practice with their quality improvement programs and efforts to improve patient care by providing access and comparison to regional and national benchmarks.
Over the ensuing decade, the ACR has continued to innovate and enhance NRDR, introducing new registries to meet growing member needs. Today, NRDR comprises six individual registries, plus the MIPS Portal for QCDR reporting.
Throughout the past decade, participation in these registries has steadily grown as members recognize the value of continued measurement to their practices and the promotion of best practices throughout radiology.
Facilities may choose to participate in one or more of these individual registries as appropriate for their institution or practice. To streamline usage of multiple registries, the ACR has enhanced the NRDR registry platform so that organizational data captured in one facility (including user, physician, and facility information) can be shared across multiple registries for that same organization or entity. As a further benefit, the ACR has integrated its registries into a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for reporting under the CMS Quality Payment Program/Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). NRDR also has a MIPS Measures Portal so that you can leverage use of NRDR and MIPS when reporting your measures to CMS in compliance with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
To participate in one or more of these registries, please see Items You’ll Need to Register.
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Last Review Date: 5/7/2021