Electronic health record companies and policymakers have been telling orthopaedic surgeons to contact their state societies for assistance regarding their participation in registries in order to meet meaningful use stage 2 requirements. At the moment, AAOS has not endorsed a registry.
Based on TOA’s research, it appears that only a handful of registries are currently recognized as qualified registries for the purpose of meaningful use stage 2. They include:
- American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR). This requires hospitals to pay the fee to join, and not all Texas hospitals have done so. Plus, this only includes join replacement.
- FORCE-TJR. This is also for joints.
- California has a joint registry that qualifies.
- The state of Michigan has a registry that qualifies.
- Oberd appears to be the only private registry that qualifies.
- The AANA registry with Arthrex is waiting approval from the federal government.
Click here for a fact sheet created by AJRR.