RISE for Practices

Improve Care with RISE

The RISE registry is a unique tool created by the ACR to help rheumatology professionals succeed in improving the care experience and the health of patients.

Research shows that RISE users improve their performance in most RA quality measures.

RISE Score IncreaseAuthors: Izadi, Zara; Schmajuk, Gabriela; Gianfrancesco, Milena; Subash, Meera; Evans, Michael; Trupin, Laura; and Yazdany, Jinoos.

RISE helps practices and health care providers evaluate the quality of care delivered to patients and identify opportunities for improvement. Through the RISE dashboard, providers can track their performance down to the patient level on a variety of quality measures and see how they compare to their peers nationally.

Benefits of Connecting with RISE

Intuitive Tracking for Quality Improvement
The RISE registry dashboard is available online and easy to use for performance tracking. Quality performance for value-based care will be more imperative as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and private payors continue to move towards value-based care reimbursement. The RISE registry offers users the opportunity to learn about their quality of care to not only exceed reporting requirements but to increase the value of their patient care and strategically improve outcomes.

Simple, Accessible Design
A quintessential feature of RISE is that it automatically collects information from integrated electronic health records (EHR) systems. Once users and RISE staff work together to ensure data flows properly, RISE handles all ongoing maintenance with feedback from the practices. Also, RISE can collect and analyze both structured and unstructured data, so providers don’t necessarily need to change their work flow or ways they are documenting their data in order to see their quality performance. The dashboard is online, making it available throughout the year at any time.

Exceed MIPS Requirements
The RISE registry offers the option for RISE practices to report for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), as required by CMS. RISE users may send data to the CMS for all three MIPS categories which require submission: Quality, Promoting Interoperability, and Improvement Activities. RISE staff offer personalized, expert support and guidance through the MIPS program requirements.

Rheumatology-Specific Quality Measures
Because RISE is a designated Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) per the CMS, RISE’s QCDR measures may be submitted to the CMS via the MIPS pathway. Participating providers can monitor and track their performances on both ACR-created rheumatology-specific QCDR measures and QPP MIPS eCQM/CQM measures. RISE’s QCDR measures are tailored for rheumatology, giving users a targeted understanding of the value of their patient care. Providers can only access and track their performance on the RISE Dashboard.

No Extra Investment
RISE is free for all ACR and ARP members. Because RISE personalizes our approach for each practice’s EHR system and workflow, providers are not required to pay for and develop custom interfaces. Some EHRs charge the practice a fee to integrate or share patient data with the RISE team; contact your EHR primary contact(s) to learn more.

Support from a Professional Team

The RISE registry team is here to give users a positive experience as they watch their care improve. With six full-time staff members, your questions and comments are heard and answered quickly. RISE users also receive regular communication from staff on updates with MIPS, upcoming deadlines, as well as innovative project opportunities.


The RISE Hub is a user benefit of the RISE registry. The Hub contains the information you will need to be a successful RISE user. Users should bookmark this page to keep up to date on RISE news, new Quality measures, how to earn Maintenance of Certification and Continuing Medical Education points, and more.
Access RISE Hub
Note: You must log in as a RISE user to view the RISE Hub.

The RISE Dashboard

The RISE registry dashboard is an intuitive hub for quality measurement tracking. EHR data is automatically uploaded, mapped/refined, and validated before being analyzed. The results are then available to practices via a user-friendly dashboard. The dashboard illustrates and contextualizes a clinic’s data, supporting you as you master reporting and improving MIPS scores. It features over 60 quality measures specifically chosen for their relevance to rheumatology practice. As patient data are uploaded to the registry, the clinic’s 10 pre-selected preferred measures are frequently refreshed to show current performance compared to national and registry averages. Further, for a more in-depth analysis of outcomes, clinics can compare their performance by group, location, and individual providers.

RISE Dashboard

The RISE registry offers users the opportunity to track performance and understand their value of care. Connecting with RISE lets users identify and target gaps in their care, focusing practice improvement efforts with support from a professional team.

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RISE Resources

2022 RISE Quality Measures
2022 RISE QCDR Measures
2022 RISE Measure Changes
2021 QCDR Measure Specifications
2021 MIPS Performance Categories Overview
2021 Quality Payment Program Measures
CMS Quality Payment Program Resource Library

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