ASA's Department of Quality and Regulatory Affairs has released a series of training videos for PQRS:

Introduction to PQRS-Chapter 1

Individual Reporting Options-Chapter 2

Group Reporting Options-Chapter 3

Concluding Information and Resources-Chapter 4

Glossary-Chapter 5

You can find more information and other helpful resources on our PQRS Reporting page.

The April 2014 issue of Anesthesiology News featured research from AQI's National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry in the article "Anesthetic Choice for TKA Tied to Board Certification". Click the link to read the full article.

What types of cases do anesthesiology residents spend their time performing? The January 2014 issue of the journal Anesthesiology sought to answer that question by featuring an infographic from Jonathan P. Wanderer titled Infographics in Anesthesiology: Resident Anesthetic Case Types. Click the link to learn more.

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The AQI is seeking a few pioneering pain practices to help us launch our newest venture, the National Pain Registry (NPR). Much like the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry, the NPR will be based on clinical information about each patient taken directly from existing digital information. Participating practices will build links from their billing system and electronic health records (EHRs) directly to the NPR. In addition to episodic information about pain treatment procedures, the NPR will have the ability to track patients longitudinally in time to document changes in chronic pain and other symptoms in response to ongoing treatment.

For more information email Ashley Jones.

Don't miss the 1st annual Peroperative Surgical Home (PSH) Summit

Register now for the PSH Summit June 7-8 in Newport Beach, California.  Learn real world skills about this transformative model of patient care that is redefining the role of the anesthesiologists.  Discuss practical applications in round table discussions & hear how others are implementing PSH through thought-provoking lectures & interactive group discussion.  Register today!

For more information on the Perioperative Surgical Home model and ASA's initiatives visit The Perioperative Surgical Home Website.


Other AQI Info:

Take a look at AQI's Annual Newsletter for January

Anesthesiologists can now report on PQRS measure #44: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft.  For more information click here.

Take a look at AQI's accomplishments for 2013!

AQI's Notable Events of 2013

The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) offers a Participant User File (PUF) for contributors to its census registry, the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR). The file contains outcome information on up to 14 million cases over the span of four years from more than 100 different sources. Physicians interested in using the data for scholarly research can click here and apply to receive a copy of this research dataset.

Slides from the 50 Facts in 50 Minutes are now available. (For best results please view in powerpoint)

AQI is a designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO).

Read the full letter from AHRQ here.