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About Reg-ent℠

About Reg-ent℠

The Reg-ent Registry

Data is a critical component in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment. The Reg-ent registry harnesses the power of data to guide the best ENT care. Reg-ent, focused on quality improvement and patient outcomes, is an essential tool to advance outcomes in the specialty. It serves as the foundation for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting, measures development, research, and will contribute to members meeting Maintenance of Certification requirements. Whether you are a solo or group practitioner in private practice or if you are employed by a large academic medical system or health system, the Reg-ent registry has many benefits and services to offer. 

Reg-ent Benefits The Practice of Otolaryngology by:

  • Safeguarding the role of otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons in defining the best care
  • Demonstrating the value of services provided by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons in all iterations of future payment models and providing the opportunity for participation in future private payer quality programs
  • Serving as the first national data repository of otolaryngology specific data that may be mined for research purposes
  • Helping define and develop otolaryngology specific quality measures

Your Reg-ent Dashboard:

  • Creates a visual representation of your data, providing benchmark comparison to peers within your practice and nationally
  • Provides the tools to monitor your practice and the outcomes of your patients
  • Streamlines reporting for all performance categories of MIPS, including Quality, Promoting Interoperability (formerly known as Advancing Care Information), and Improvement Activities

For additional information please email to reach a member of the Reg-ent Team. 

The Reg-ent Executive Committee 

The Reg-ent Executive Committee's work has contributed to the core success of the AAO-HNS in its leadership role in the launch, development and continued growth of the AAO-HNSF Reg-ent registry, the largest quality improvement initiative ever developed by the Academy.  Under the guidance of the Chair of the Reg-ent Executive Committee, the registry has grown to include over 2,100 clinicians and is expected to grow more dramatically as the Reg-ent registry enters phase II with the addition of private payers, Epic sites, and research.  Reg-ent will be the foundation for AAO-HNS’ members success in future payment models.

Committee Roster:

James C. Denneny III, MD
Lisa Ishii, MD, MHS
Carol Lewis, MD, MPH
Melissa Pynnonen, MD
Lauren Zaretsky, MD
Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH
Cecilia Schmalbach, MD
William Blythe, MD
Jennifer Shin, MD, SM

Reg-ent Notable Accomplishments 

  • Qualified Registry and Qualified Clinical Data Registry status in 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Awarded expedited CMS self-nomination submission pathway for MIPS 2019 applications
  • Reported all three categories of MIPS 2017 for 700 clinicians
  • 18 specialty-specific QCDR measures developed and implemented for MIPS 2018
  • Stabilized and maintained Reg-ent practice sites (over 2,000 clinicians) through the free-to-fee transition
  • Reg-ent customer and business data aligned to facilitate segment-based marketing
  • Continued exploration of private payer programs and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield pilot
  • First Epic sites sharing data: University of Mississippi and Charlotte ENT
  • First Reg-ent Users Group Conference
  • Engagement with FIGmd Center of Excellence
  • Epic App Orchard pilot; Allscripts Cloud API pilot; eClinicalWorks Cloud pilot
  • Reg-ent MIPS dashboard redesign for MIPS 2018
  • Improved sign-up process via Reg-ent Sign Up Portal
About FIGmd

FIGmd was chosen as our vendor after considerable investigation and consultation with multiple organizations throughout the process. Their model of registry building and implementation has been successful for a number of organizations similar to the AAO-HNS/F including the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Urologic Association. Their systems allow for direct extraction of data from the EHR. All clients of FIGmd have access to innovations and improvements made anywhere in their network. Their vision of shared technology and group participation has allowed a more rapid advancement of registries and their capabilities across a broad range of medical and surgical associations.  

FIGmd, Inc. provides clinical data registry analytics and data reporting solutions to medical practices, specialty societies, medical professional associations, hospitals, health systems and others. With minimal impact on workflow, FIGmd’s technologies, solutions and customization capabilities allow organizations to massively scale their projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. For more information on how FIGmd’s solutions can result in productive and actionable data, visit

Physician Clinical Registry Coalition

Reg-ent is a part of the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition, which is a group made up of various medical society-sponsored, physician-led, or physician-centric registries that advocates on behalf of clinical data registries. Learn more about the PCRC here.