The Reg-ent Registry

The Reg-ent registry harnesses the power of data to guide the best ENT care. While Reg-ent’s main focus is towards quality improvement and patient outcomes, it also serves as the foundation for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting, measures development, research, and will contribute to members meeting Maintenance of Certification requirements. Whether you are a solo or group practitioner in private practice or if you are employed by a large academic medical system or health system, the Reg-ent registry has many benefits and services to offer.

Reg-ent Benefits the Practice of Otolaryngology by:

  • Safeguarding the role of otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons in defining optimal care.
  • Demonstrating the value of services provided by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons in all iterations of future payment models and providing the opportunity for participation in future private payer quality programs.
  • Serving as the first national data repository of otolaryngology specific data that can be mined for research and quality improvement purposes.
  • Helping define and develop specialty-specific quality measures.
  • Serving as a source of data for the development of AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Your Reg-ent Dashboard:

  • Creates a visual representation of your data, providing benchmark comparison to peers within your practice and nationally
  • Provides the tools to monitor your practice and the outcomes of your patients
  • Streamlines reporting for all performance categories of MIPS, including Quality, Promoting Interoperability, and Improvement Activities
  • Provides options to report on specialty sets for the MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs).

For additional information please email [email protected] to reach a member of the Reg-ent Team.

Reg-ent dashboard timeline for new/current practices:

The Reg-ent Executive Committee

The Reg-ent Executive Committee’s work has contributed to the core success of the AAO-HNS in its leadership role in the launch, development, and continued growth of the AAO-HNSF Reg-ent registry. Under the guidance of the Chair of the Reg-ent Executive Committee, the registry has grown to include over 2,100 clinicians and is expected to grow more dramatically as the Reg-ent registry enters phase II with the addition of private payers, Academic sites, and research opportunities.

Committee Roster:

James C. Denneny III, MD

Carol M. Lewis, MD
Lauren S. Zaretsky, MD
William R. Blythe, MD, FACS
Vikas Mehta, MD
Brian Nussenbaum, MD
Richard Rosenfeld, MD

Reg-ent Notable Accomplishments

  • CMS QR and QCDR designations
    • Qualified Registry and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) status in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
    • Beginning in 2021, maintained QCDR status only.
  • Quality reporting
    • PQRS in 2016
    • MIPS reporting 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Specialty-specific quality measures
    • Clinical Advisory Committees
  • Establishment and growth of the registry
    • Partnership with OM1 established
  • Academic site engagement participation
    • Engagement with academic medical centers: Over 15 sites visited and two new centers joined.
    • Expanded Reg-ent participation to approximately 10 AMCs and continue to integration.
  • EHR vendor successes
    • First Epic sites sharing data: University of Mississippi and Charlotte ENT
    • Epic App Orchard pilot; Allscripts Cloud API pilot; eClinicalWorks Cloud pilot – 2018
    • Conclusion of the Epic App Orchard Pilot – 2019
    • eClinicalWorks push sites sharing data – 2019
  • Participation in the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition
    • Advocacy
    • Collaboration with other medical specialties

Additional Information


FIGmd was chosen as our vendor after considerable investigation and consultation with multiple organizations throughout the process. Their model of registry building and implementation has been successful for a number of organizations similar to the AAO-HNS/F including the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Urologic Association. Their systems allow for direct extraction of data from the EHR. All clients of FIGmd have access to innovations and improvements made anywhere in their network. Their vision of shared technology and group participation has allowed a more rapid advancement of registries and their capabilities across a broad range of medical and surgical associations.

FIGmd, Inc. provides clinical data registry analytics and data reporting solutions to medical practices, specialty societies, medical professional associations, hospitals, health systems and others. With minimal impact on workflow, FIGmd’s technologies, solutions and customization capabilities allow organizations to massively scale their projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. For more information on how FIGmd’s solutions can result in productive and actionable data, visit

Reg-ent is a part of the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition, a group made up of various medical society-sponsored, physician-led, or physician-centric registries that advocates on behalf of clinical data registries. Learn more about the PCRC here.

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