Clinical Quality Outcomes

As the largest medically-directed provider of anesthesia services in North Central Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin Anesthesiology, S.C. plays a leadership role in documenting clinical outcomes. As a member of the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), we submit our clinical outcomes data to the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) of the AQI. This ensures that we maintain the highest standards in the practice of anesthesiology.

We track and record reliable, evidence-based and measurable quality indicators, and use that information to improve clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. The data also encourages continuous improvement at CWA by comparing our quality metrics against national benchmarks and other anesthesia practices of similar scope and size.

We currently collect and report on the following patient clinical outcomes data:

CMS (MIPS) Measures

  • #44 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Preoperative Beta-Blocker in Patients with Isolated CABG Surgery
  • #76 Prevention of Central Venous Catheter (CVC) – Related Bloodstream Infections
  • #404 Anesthesiology Smoking Abstinence
  • #424 Perioperative Temperature Management
  • #430 Prevention of Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) – Combination Therapy
  • #463 Prevention of Post-Operative Vomiting (POV) – Combination Therapy (Pediatrics)
  • #477 Multimodal Pain Management

AQI (Non-MIPS) Measures

  • #18: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Prolonged Intubation – Inverse Measure
  • #56 Use of Neuraxial Techniques and/or Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
  • #62 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Patient Education
  • #68 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Mitigation Strategies
  • #31 Central Line Ultrasound Guidance