4 Things to Know About Submitting Data to MARCQI

At CODE Technology, we have a lot of clients who submit data to a variety of registries, with each registry having a very specific process regarding data population, format, requirements, etc. MARCQI is just one of these registries. 

To ease that burden for our clients, CODE has developed Data Export Wizards for all the major registries to make the process of formatting and submitting data a cinch. With the click of a button, organizations can export data in a ready-to-submit format. See how the Wizard works.

How to submit data to MARCQI

Here are four things that you need to know:

  1. MARCQI requires that you submit every PRO survey one question at a time. Even though the PROs are only seven to 10 questions long, you’re looking at hours worth of work submitting all that data into their platform. Be sure to allocate enough time to make it happen.
  2. The PRO Measures this registry uses are the PROMIS Global 10KOOS JR, and HOOS JR. It also uses three supplemental questions recommended by CMS. The recommended intervals for PROs: pre-op, 3 months, 1, 2, 5 and 10 years post-op.
  3. In addition to PRO’s, MARCQI submission includes surgical event data, implant device information, and clinical laboratory values.
  4. Participation in MARCQI is a requirement of the Blue Distinction Center (BDC) for Knee and Hip Replacement. Hospitals and surgery centers in Michigan performing a minimum of 200 TKA/THA procedures annually are also eligible.

MARCQI Data Export Wizard

If you are a CODE client and either currently participate, or have dreams to participate in MARCQI, here are the deets on how this fancy wizard works!

CODE’s brand new MARCQI Data Export Wizard automatically formats and exports data to MARCQI-specific specs: a pipe-delimited or comma-delimited format. This export configuration alone saves a ton of time. It also eliminates the costs associated with having an “analog processor,” i.e. an employee to handle the data organization and submission process.

Because MARCQI won’t let CODE submit PRO data on our client’s behalf (yet), you’ll need to upload the data yourself. But don’t worry, this Wizard has made it super easy, and as seamless as possible.

Within the CODE Dashboard, all of our clients will see a MARCQI Export page under the “More” tab. Select the survey, and export the file as a .PDF. Next, upload that PDF to the MARCQI database. See the screenshots below: 


That’s it. Your data was submitted, and all it took was a few clicks! Much easier than the numerous steps for PRO collection and data submission outlined on the official site, no?

–>That’s just the tip of the iceberg. See how CODE can make your life easier in more ways than one. 

What’s more, MARCQI suggests that participants also submit their data to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), which recently celebrated its one-millionth procedure. CODE make it easy to submit data to MARCQI, and we also submit data to AJRR on your behalf. For more on the process of submitting data to AJRR, download CODE Technology’s Guide to Submitting PROs to AJRR.

About CODE Technology

The problem with any type of data collection is that it’s time consuming and can be a big pain in the you-know-what. Not true with CODE Technology. We are a PRO vendor singularly focused on collecting, reporting, and benchmarking PRO data as a service. The data CODE collects enables your practice to set benchmarks, assists with research, helps improve patient care, and gives you leverage in negotiations with payers.

Are you ready to let CODE be your personal outcomes team? Find out how CODE works or contact a PRO expert with CODE to get started.

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