How Can I Participate?
Check out the RCR at www.rheumatology.org/rcr. You might be surprised at how useful the RCR could be to you and your practice. For instance, the RCR will soon launch a patient portal for collecting new and follow-up patient questionnaire data. Consider the many—and expanding—benefits of RCR participation as you weigh the resources required to participate. You will have access to structured data from your practice to use for population management activities, as well as quality measure reports for self-assessment, benchmarking, and continuous improvement. If you choose, the same data submission can be used to report for PQRI. The RCR also serves as a data source for AIM: RA and AIM: Gout, the ACR practice-improvement modules approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine for 20 maintenance-of-certification points.