All Improvement Activities (IA) can be easily attested to with MDinteractive. This performance category measures participation in activities that improve clinical practice.
- Log into your account
- Click on Add/Edit next to the IA category. This will direct you to the IA reporting module. Note that you might have to enter your NPI/TIN combination or just TIN (if reporting as a group) to be able to see the categories and Add/Edit.
- Enter your minimum 90 day reporting period at the top.
- Click “Add” to each activity that you performed for at least 90 consecutive days.
Note: There are frequency restrictions associated with the following Improvement Activities: IA_PSPA_4, IA_PSPA_22, and IA_PSPA_23. Please review documentation/rules for these activities prior to attestation.
Each activity is weighted either medium or high.
To achieve the maximum 40 points for the Improvement Activities score:
A clinician (that works in a group with 15 or fewer providers billing with the same TIN) may select either of these combinations:
- 1 high-weighted activity OR
- 2 medium-weighted activities
Clincians working on larger groups will need to attest to more activities to receive full credit for this category:
- 2 high-weighted activities OR
- 1 high-weighted activity and 2 medium-weighted activities OR
- 4 medium-weighted activities
Tips: Improvement Activities are sorted into the following subcategories which might help you locate activities that are applicable to your practice:
- Achieving Health Equity (AHE): Engagement of new Medicaid patients and follow-up.
- Behavioral and Mental Health (BMH): Activities that look at the co-morbidity of mental health and physical health. Some cross-over with Quality measures.
- Beneficiary Engagement (BE): Engagement of patients through post-visit surveys, tracking reported outcomes, using care plans to manage chronic conditions.
- Care Coordination (CC): Coordination of care between clinicians. health information exchange, coordinated planning, etc.
- Emergency Response & Preparedness (ERP): Supporting communities by registering to be part of a disaster relief team or participation in supporting humanitarian needs.
- Expanded Practice Access (EPA): How accessible you are to your beneficiaries?
- Patient Safety and Practice Assessment Population Management (PSPA): Patient safety monitoring programs (i.e. prescriptions drug monitoring, appropriate use of antibiotics, etc.)
- Population Management (PM): Population health. Using research, tools, etc.
- Note: The MDinteractive Suggestions by Specialty page, includes recommendations for activities a clinician or group might be able to attest to.
Here are suggestions regarding the documentation you should have for any attested to Improvement Activity:
- List the start date and end date for each activity
- Describe the goals, outcomes or metrics for each activity
- Describe the process being improved and the benefit of improving the process
- List the staff involved for each activity
- List the technology used. If possible take screenshots
- Describe workflows
- Document improvement activities compliance
- Describe monitoring systems to gauge your progress towards the goals
- Store all documentation in computer files