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Join PINNACLE Registry and Diabetes Collaborative Registry

Enroll in the PINNACLE Registry and Diabetes Collaborative Registry or get more information.

Using the PINNACLE Registry® and Diabetes Collaborative Registry®

The ACC and Veradigm's PINNACLE Registry® and Diabetes Collaborative Registry® provide powerful clinical insights to practices, easily capturing valuable data on coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and diabetes in the outpatient setting. The registries have been approved as a single Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the 2020 MIPS Program Year, offering participating practices a free and easy solution to report MIPS data in 2020. Practices currently submitting data via the PINNACLE Registry and/or the Diabetes Collaborative Registry can choose to have the registries submit MIPS data to CMS on their behalf for free.

Practices that are not currently enrolled in the PINNACLE Registry and/or Diabetes Collaborative Registry can click here to join.

Participants can use the many benefits of reporting via the QCDR including:

  • Reporting MIPS data to CMS is a FREE benefit to practices currently submitting data through the registries with the benefit of interoperability with most electronic health record (EHR) systems.
  • Flexibility to select your six Quality measures, Promoting Interoperability measures and Improvement Activities that are specific to your practice.
  • Practices have the option of reporting as individual providers or at the group practice level. When a practice reports as a group, their data is scored at the practice level. Group practice reporting also means that performance data on Physician Compare is posted at the group level, not individual provider level.
  • FREE participation with focus on quality improvement.
  • Frequent feedback and monitoring: Participants receive access to quality improvement tools and clinical support, as well as monthly benchmarking reports that include national benchmarks for comparison purposes.

2020 Outpatient Registry QPP Timeline:


Measures indicated as available for public reporting are required to meet certain standards set by CMS. These measures must be statistically valid, reliable, accurate, comparable across submission mechanisms and meet the minimum reliability threshold to be included in the Physician Compare Downloadable Database. The measures are posted publicly in plain language, making them easier to understand. First-year measures are not available for public reporting.

Click here to view the ACC and Veradigm's Outpatient Registries MIPS Measures.

Click here to view the ACC and Veradigm's Outpatient Registries QCDR Measures Specifications.

  • If you have questions about the Outpatient Registries and participating in MIPS, contact the Registry Support Team at (800) 257-4737 or ncdr@acc.org.
  • For more information about MIPS and how to get started please visit CMS.gov.
  • If you have an inquiry regarding the reporting requirements, negative payment adjustments, feedback reports, and Individuals Authorized Access to the CMS Enterprise Identity Management system (EIDM) registration, please call the QualityNet HelpDesk. Available Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) by phone 1-866-288-8912, or email at Qnetsupport@hcqis.org.
  • You can also access our frequently asked questions for the outpatient registries.

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