See what types of data NADR collects, and schedule a call to learn more, below.
The National Autism Registry Collects
Demographics for patients with an autism diagnosis
Patient-specific treatment strategies and processes of care data
Provider and facility characteristics
Hospital or specific therapies and strategies
Compliance with BACB/CASP/BHCOE clinical guideline recommendations
Data needed to qualify for registry performance achievement award recognition
Types of Measures
The NADR suite of quality measures for Autism Spectrum Disorders has the capability to accept the following types of measures.
Measures that assess clinical practice patterns, and whether actions or processes that are proven to benefit patients are being followed by a provider.
- Utilization of Authorized Hours: Average ratio of delivered to authorized service hours.
- Timely Initiation of Care: Average time between the date the 1st assessment code was billed and the date the 1st direct treatment code was billed.
- Accreditation Status: Accreditation status based on whether they are accredited by a nationally recognized accredited behavioral health accreditation organization.
Measures that assess the structures and capacities a provider has in place, and which reflect the environment in which care is delivered.
- Continuity of Care as Indicated by Clinical Staff Tenure: Average clinical staff tenure percentage for each position.
- Dosage of Clinical Oversight: Ratio between protocol modification (97155) and family guidance (97156) rendered to behavior treatment (97153) rendered.
Measures that assess the results of the care delivered by a provider.
The NADR requires the submission of at least 1 measure from the following 4 categories. The NADR has the capability to collect the following outcome measures:
- Severity of Autism: Measures of short-term change in diagnostic features of autism may aid clinicians in rapid programming modifications and lead to treatment efficacy (e.g., CARS-2, PDDBI, SRS-2).
- Norm-Referenced Assessment of Skills: Measures of the patient’s performance compared with the performance of same-aged peers (e.g., Vineland-3, SSIS Rating Scales, BASC-3).
- Criterion-Referenced Assessment of Skills: Measures of the patient’s performance compared with an objective predetermined criterion (e.g., ABLLS-R, PEAK, VB-MAPP, AFLS, BHI).
- Quality of Life: Measures of the social significance of treatment and may aid clinicians in guiding the course of patient’s progress during treatment (e.g., CFQL-2, PSI-4).
Cost/Resource Use Measures
Measures that assess the frequency of use of defined health system resources (e.g., units, dollars) by a provider.
- Average Duration Patients Receive ABA Treatment: Average time from the 1st to last direct treatment unit billed.
- Average Per Member Per Month (PMPM) Spend for Assessment, Direct Treatment, Program Supervision, and Parent Training: Average total cost of billed units per patient per month for assessment, direct treatment, program supervision, and parent training