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 annually submitted 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.
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.
Flat file upload: Facility and physician data may also be submitted via flat file upload to the registry.
See GRID Data File Uploads 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: This process saves time and reduces errors by allowing your facility to automatically load data into the registry instead of creating and uploading data files or manually entering data. Transmitting data to NRDR registries requires an authorized connection.
Software vendors and facilities must be certified for web-based data transmission before submitting exam-level data using web-based transmission
A list of certified vendors is available on the ACR website