The NeuroPoint Alliance and Your Practice: Using Registries to Enhance Quality, Reimbursement, Certification and Clinical Research

This course explores the varied uses of registry data for patient care, quality improvement, clinical research, education and revenue enhancement. NPA initiatives, such as the Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) spine and cerebrovascular registries, the Registry for the Advancement of DBS Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease (RAD-PD) and the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Registry (SRS) are used to demonstrate how your organization can benefit from participation in these registries. This course benefits neurosurgeons, quality managers, clinical personnel and data coordinators.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Determine how participation in NPA registry programs, and the use of registry data, can improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.
  • Determine how participation in NPA registry programs, and the use of registry data, provides benchmarking information for use in cross-specialty quality assurance and improvement.
  • Determine how participation in NPA registry programs can provide prospective and retrospective clinical research data for analysis.
  • Determine how participation in NPA programs, and the use of registry data, can support reporting for alternative payment models and quality reporting requirements.
  • Determine how NPA registry data can be used in payer contract negotiations.
CME Accreditation The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Sunday, April 29
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

7:30 am - 7:45 am

The NeuroPoint Alliance, Inc. - An Overview

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS

7:46 am - 8:00 am

Using Registries in Payer Negotiations

Kevin T. Foley, MD, FAANS

8:01 am - 8:15 am

Using Registries in Alternative Payment Models

Mohamad Bydon, MD, FAANS

8:16 am - 8:30 am

Registries in Prospective and Retrospective Clinical Research

Douglas S. Kondziolka, MD, FAANS

8:31 am - 8:45 am

Predictive Modeling to Improve Decision Support

Clinton J. Devin, MD

8:46 am - 9:00 am

Registries for Public Reporting

John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS

9:01 am - 9:15 am

Registries to Document and Improve the Quality of Care

Mohamad Bydon, MD, FAANS

9:16 am - 9:30 am

Combining Registry and Quality Improvement Techniques

Anthony L. Asher, MD, FAANS

9:31 am - 9:50 am

Beverage Break

9:51 am - 10:05 am

The SRS Registry

Jason P. Sheehan, MD, PhD, FAANS

10:06 am - 10:15 am

The Effectiveness of Fusion for Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS

10:16 am - 10:25 am

The RAD-PD Registry

James McInerney, MD, FAANS

10:26 am - 10:35 am

NPA-NVQI Cerebrovascular Registry

Kevin M. Cockroft, MD, FAANS

10:36 am - 10:50 am

Registries for New Device Approval & Post Approval Surveillance

Sameer Ansari, MD, PhD

10:51 am - 10:57 am

The AANS-NPA-NREF-Industry Partnership

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

10:58 am - 11:03 am

The AANS-NPA-NREF-Industry Partnership

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS

11:04 am - 11:10 am

The AANS-NPA-NREF-Industry Partnership

Regis W. Haid Jr., MD, FAANS

11:11 am - 11:20 am

The ABNS Post System

Anthony L. Asher, MD, FAANS

11:21 am - 11:30 am

Registry Based Maintenance of Certification

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS

11:31 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch Break

12:31 pm - 12:45 pm

Designing a Registry

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS

12:46 pm - 1:00 pm

Improving Data Collection and Analysis

Debraj Mukherjee, MD

1:01 pm - 1:05 pm

Data Coordinator Panel Discussion - Panelist 1

Darlene Brewer

1:06 pm - 1:10 pm

Data Coordinator Panel Discussion - Panelist 2

Rebecca Ruegg Cowan

1:11 pm - 1:15 pm

Data Coordinator Panel Discussion - Panelist 3

Cam Johnson, RN, BSN

1:16 pm - 1:45 pm

Question and Answer Session

1:46 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Breakout Sessions

2:31 pm - 3:00 pm

Beverage Break

3:01 pm - 4:30 pm

Interactive Breakout Sessions