All 2020 CMS MIPS registry and EHR quality measures can be reported with MDinteractive. Please check 2020 Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) Specifications to see changes to existing measures made since the release of the 2019 MIPS Measure Specifications. Please check 2020 MIPS Quality Benchmarks to determine how many points each measure can earn for a given performance.
- The following is an explanation of the measure “types”:
- Process - Process measures show what doctors and other clinicians do to maintain or improve health, either for healthy people or those diagnosed with a given condition or disease. These measures usually reflect generally accepted recommendations for clinical practice. Process measures can tell consumers about medical care they should receive for a given condition or disease, and can help improve health outcomes.
- Outcome - Outcome measures show how a health care service or intervention influences the health status of patients. Examples: The % of patients who died because of surgery or the rate of surgical complications or hospital acquired infections. Outcome measures are the result of many factors, some of which may be out of a clinician's control. An Outcome Measure is also classified as High Priority. CMS asks for an Outcome Measure to be reported as part of the 6 total measures (if one is applicable).
- High Priority - High priority measures include the following categories of measures: Outcome, Appropriate Use, Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Efficiency measures, Care coordination. If an Outcome measure (see above) is not applicable, a measure designated as just “high priority” will suffice.