Bivarus Approved to Participate in Merit-Based Incentive Payment System as Qualified Clinical Data Registry

Reporting Mechanism Provides Multi-Specialty Clinics With Effortless MIPS Compliance

DURHAM, N.C.--()--Bivarus, a patient-centered analytics company, is now approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System for 2017 as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry. The approval allows health care practices to now satisfy MIPS requirements with meaningful, actionable data.

QCDRs were introduced by CMS as a reporting mechanism in 2014. QCDRs complete collection and submission of data for MIPS quality measures on behalf of clinicians so they can meet the criteria for satisfactorily participating in 2017 MIPS and avoid a downward Medicare Part B payment adjustment. QCDRs also provide an opportunity to collect specific data for multiple payers, not only Medicare, that can help to provide actionable feedback to practices.

The Bivarus-powered QCDR platform, the Structured Assessment of the Patient Experience QCDR, satisfies MIPS requirements by recording practice performance data based on patient-reported insights completed in near-real time. In addition, it has three distinct advantages over other reporting mechanisms:

  • The SAPE QCDR is not clinically specific, making it perfect for eligible professionals in multi-specialty groups
  • The SAPE QCDR is a unique patient survey platform that enables a practice to both comply with MIPS and gather meaningful patient-generated insights about their experience with the practice and team
  • The SAPE QCDR is easy to implement

"We're excited to offer this unique opportunity for practices to meet their MIPS reporting requirements in a way that is meaningful to physicians and simple for practices," said Dave Levin, CEO of Bivarus "We welcomed the opportunity to work with CMS to create a useful set of measures that meet the MIPS requirements using the voice of the patient as the source of the data."

With the SAPE QCDR, patient-reported insights are gathered via email and/or text message following their encounter or visit. This provides greater potential to capture a better picture of the overall quality of care as well as implement data-driven continuous quality improvement initiatives.

To learn more about how MIPS applies to you and your practice, and what you need to do to meet CMS requirements, watch our webcast at

About Bivarus

Bivarus illuminates insights health care leaders need to quickly improve their patient experience. The Durham, North Carolina-based company offers a new approach to capturing and delivering targeted and meaningful patient insights in real time. Health care leaders leverage Bivarus’s cloud-based analytics platform to identify service issues at their root cause, evaluate provider performance and track quality improvement efforts instantly, rather than in hindsight. In addition, Bivarus is a CMS-approved CAHPS partner and provides comprehensive services for measuring employee perceptions around organizational effectiveness, culture, leadership, safety and support for improving engagement across health care organizations. Learn more at


For Bivarus
Amy Laukka, 919-802-4304

Release Summary

Bivarus now takes part in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry, helping improve customer experiences.


For Bivarus
Amy Laukka, 919-802-4304