Participation in the AQUA Registry fulfills MU Objective 10, Measure Option 3 – Specialized Registry Reporting as it is recognized by CMS as a specialized registry. It is one of the best ways for urologists to successfully participate in and meet MU stage 2 requirements.
The deadline to sign up with the AQUA Registry for 2016 PQRS submission purposes has passed. Agreements are still being accepted to join the AQUA Registry for quality improvement and benchmarking initiatives. For additional 2016 PQRS reporting options, please review the PQRS Toolkit or contact PQRS@auanet.org.
Please email or call 855-898-AQUA (2782) for any questions about AQUA.
With the goal of improving quality of care for patients with urologic disease, the American Urological Association launched the AUA Quality (AQUA) Registry in June 2014.
The AQUA Registry is a national urologic disease registry designed to measure and report healthcare quality and patient outcomes. Through the aggregation and organization of clinical- and patient-reported data on diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, outcomes and resource utilization, the Registry will provide the urologic community with a definitive resource for informing and advancing urology within the United States.
The AQUA Registry currently focuses on prostate cancer, but it will gradually expand to include other urological conditions.
AUA Leadership on the AQUA Registry
"AQUA Registry can be a powerful tool for urologists to observe the course of disease; understand variations in treatment and outcomes; examine factors that influence prognosis and quality of life; describe care patterns, including appropriateness of care and disparities in delivery of care; assess effectiveness; monitor safety and harm; measure quality of care; and compare themselves with their peers."
Dr. Gopal H. Badlani
AUA Former Secretary