The U.S. Podiatry Registry was created in 2015 in response to the ongoing need of Podiatrists to aggregate data about our patients to support the public policy attacks against our specialty. Every day CMS and private payers must find ways to cut costs to the Medicare and private health care system. We have evolved into a world where you must justify the basis for your fees, or watch them be cut, often dramatically.
The USPR is one of nine (9) registries maintained by the Chronic Disease Registry (CDR). The CDR is a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) recognized by CMS in 2013 and has been a PQRS Registry since 2007.
The USPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As a nonprofit corporation and a tax-exempt organization, the USPR is subject to restrictions to ensure its assets are used in furtherance of its charitable mission and not for private gain. Its mission and purpose is to create and operate data registries of patient data, chronic diseases, medical products and devices. Each registry within CDR is governed by its own unique data governance board.