Phase I: Planning
We have closed the planning phase. We validated our approach with the Large Group Forum, private payers, and listened to their needs for data and reporting, and CMS, conducted society interviews, completed a comprehensive market analysis and business plan, a RFI process, a vendor summit, and formal RFP. FIGmd was identified, selected, and approved by the Boards in September, 2015.
Phase II: Building
The Reg-ent pilot commenced in December 2015 and AAO-HNSF staff worked closely with FIGmd to onboard and process 21 diverse sites that represent the depth and breadth of Otolaryngology practice settings, including hospital-based practices, academic medical center practices, and private practitioners. This pilot phase was a critical step in the development of Reg-ent and will enable the AAO-HNSF to test its performance measures and ensure accuracy and reliability of extracted data. The AAO-HNSF also received PQRS Qualified Registry and Qualified Clinical Data Registry status with CMS.
Phase III: Implementation and Evaluation
Reg-ent launched to the full membership in July, 2016. Data will be continually evaluated, CMS reporting will commence, and a portfolio of new measures addressing all of the specialties of Otolaryngology will developed in this phase.
Phase IV: Maintenance and Enhancement
This phase encompasses the management of the data and registry over time as well as the addition of new modules to address the emerging quality needs of our members.