The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the GRID online forms and the data submission options for all GRID measures.
Forms for Submitting Aggregate Data
Most GRID facilities submit aggregate data to the registry via entering data manually in the online forms available in the NRDR Portal.
The Annual Facility Form is used to record and submit site aggregate data from the previous calendar year. See the Facility Form Instructions article for form completion and submission tips.
The Monthly Data Form by Facility is used to record and submit measure data for the entire facility. See the Monthly Data Form by Facility Instructions article for form completion and submission tips.
The Monthly Data Form by Physician is used to record and submit performance data for specific physicians. See the Monthly Data Form by Physician Instructions article for form completion and submission tips.
Note: The GRID Forms article provides PDF versions of the three aggregate data forms to help facility personnel gather data prior to online data entry. The PDF forms should not be submitted to the GRID.
Data Submission Methods
Manual data entry in electronic forms: Entering data into electronic forms available in the NRDR Portal is used by most facilities for submitting aggregate facility and physician data.
See the Manual Data Entry Instructions article for details.
Data file upload: All GRID data can be submitted via a data file upload. Exam-level data for turnaround time and GRID 2.0 measures must be submitted either by data file upload or by web-based data transmission.
See the Data File Upload Instructions article for details.
Web-based transmission: Facilities that have IT or vendor support should consider web-based data submission. While an initial investment of time is required for setup, this method saves time in the long run and reduces errors by automating data transmission.
See the Web-Based Data Transmission for NRDR article for details.
See a list of certified vendors for web-based data transmission on the ACR website.
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