2023 MIPS Measures Relevant to Cardiology

  1. Quality - 30% of total score:  Report 6 measures, including one Outcome or other High Priority measure for 12 months on at least 70% of eligible encounters to receive a score based on 2022 National Benchmarks.
     
    ID:
    005
    NQF:
    0081
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS135v1
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #005: Heart Failure (HF): Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) or Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitor (ARNI) Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with a current or prior left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 40% who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB or ARNI therapy either within a 12-month period when seen in the outpatient setting OR at each hospital discharge.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Hospitalists
    • Internal Medicine
    ID:
    006
    NQF:
    0067
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #006: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Antiplatelet Therapy

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) seen within a 12-month period who were prescribed aspirin or clopidogrel.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    ID:
    007
    NQF:
    0070
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS145v11
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #007: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Beta-Blocker Therapy – Prior Myocardial Infarction (MI) or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF ≤ 40%)

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12-month period who also have a prior MI or a current or prior LVEF ≤ 40% who were prescribed beta-blocker therapy.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    ID:
    008
    NQF:
    0083
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS144v101
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #008: Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with a current or prior left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 40% who were prescribed beta-blocker therapy either within a 12-month period when seen in the outpatient setting OR at each hospital discharge.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Hospitalists
    • Internal Medicine
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    ID:
    047
    NQF:
    0326
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #047: Advance Care Plan

    Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older who have an advance care plan or surrogate decision maker documented in the medical record or documentation in the medical record that an advance care plan was discussed but the patient did not wish or was not able to name a surrogate decision maker or provide an advance care plan.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Certified Nurse Midwife
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Hospitalists
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    118
    NQF:
    0066
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #118: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy - Diabetes or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF ≤ 40%)

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who also have diabetes OR a current or prior Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) ≤ 40% who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    ID:
    128
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS69v11
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #128: Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter or within the previous twelve months AND who had a follow-up plan documented if the most recent BMI was outside of normal parameters.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Nutrition/Dietician
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Podiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    130
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS68v12
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #130: Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record

    Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible clinician attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Audiology
    • Cardiology
    • Certified Nurse Midwife
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Hospitalists
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Nutrition/Dietician
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    187
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2022 MIPS Measure #187: Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Thrombolytic Therapy

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke who arrive at the hospital within 3.5 hours of time last known well and for whom IV thrombolytic therapy was initiated within 4.5 hours of time last known well.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Neurosurgery
    ID:
    226
    NQF:
    0028
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS138v11
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #226: Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within the measurement period AND who received tobacco cessation intervention during the measurement period or in the six months prior to the measurement period if identified as a tobacco user.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Audiology
    • Cardiology
    • Certified Nurse Midwife
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Nutrition/Dietician
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Podiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Rheumatology
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    236
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS165v11
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #236: Controlling High Blood Pressure

    Percentage of patients 18-85 years of age who had a diagnosis of essential hypertension starting before and continuing into, or starting during the first six months of the measurement period, and whose most recent blood pressure was adequately controlled (<140/90mmHg) during the measurement period

    Measure Type
    • Intermediate Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    238
    NQF:
    0022
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS156v11
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #238: Use of High-Risk Medications in Older Adults

    Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were ordered at least two high-risk medications from the same drug class.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Internal Medicine
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Urology
    ID:
    243
    NQF:
    0643
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #243: Cardiac Rehabilitation Patient Referral from an Outpatient Setting

    Percentage of patients evaluated in an outpatient setting who within the previous 12 months have experienced an acute myocardial infarction (MI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), cardiac valve surgery, or cardiac transplantation, or who have chronic stable angina (CSA) and have not already participated in an early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention (CR) program for the qualifying event/diagnosis who were referred to a CR program.

    Definition:

    Referral - A “referral” is defined as an official communication between the health care provider and the patient to recommend and carry out a referral order to an outpatient CR program. This includes the provision of all necessary information to the patient that will allow the patient to enroll in an outpatient CR program. This also includes a written or electronic communication between the healthcare provider or healthcare system and the cardiac rehabilitation program that includes the patient's enrollment information for the program. A hospital discharge summary or office note may potentially be formatted to include the necessary patient information to communicate to the CR program (the patient’s cardiovascular history, testing, and treatments, for instance). According to standards of practice for cardiac rehabilitation programs, care coordination communications are sent to the referring provider, including any issues regarding treatment changes, adverse treatment responses, or new non-emergency condition (new symptoms, patient care questions, etc.) that need attention by the referring provider. These communications also include a progress report once the patient has completed the program. All communications must maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality as outlined by the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    NOTE: A patient with a qualifying diagnosis should have a referral to CR within the subsequent 12 months. In the event that the patient has a second (recurrent) qualifying event before the original 12 month “referral” period has ended, a new 12 month “referral” period for CR referral starts at the time of the second qualifying event, since the patient again becomes eligible for CR at that time.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    ID:
    317
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS22v11
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #317: Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented

    Percentage of patient visits for patients aged 18 years and older seen during the measurement period who were screened for high blood pressure AND a recommended follow-up plan is documented, as indicated, if blood pressure is elevated or hypertensive.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    322
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #322: Cardiac Stress Imaging Not Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria: Preoperative Evaluation in Low-Risk Surgery Patients

    Percentage of stress single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), stress echocardiogram (ECHO), cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA), or cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) performed in low-risk surgery patients 18 years or older for preoperative evaluation during the 12-month submission period.

    Measure Type
    • Efficiency
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    ID:
    324
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #324: Cardiac Stress Imaging Not Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria: Testing in Asymptomatic, Low-Risk Patients

    Percentage of all stress single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), stress echocardiogram (ECHO), cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA), and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) performed in asymptomatic, low coronary heart disease (CHD) risk patients 18 years and older for initial detection and risk assessment.

    Measure Type
    • Efficiency
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    ID:
    326
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #326: Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter: Chronic Anticoagulation Therapy

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter who were prescribed an FDA-approved oral anticoagulant drug for the prevention of thromboembolism during the measurement period.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    ID:
    344
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #344: Rate of Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) for Asymptomatic Patients, Without Major Complications (Discharged to Home by Post-Operative Day #2)

    Percent of asymptomatic patients undergoing CAS who are discharged to home no later than post-operative day #2.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    374
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS50v11
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #374: Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report

    Percentage of patients with referrals, regardless of age, for which the referring clinician receives a report from the clinician to whom the patient was referred.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    402
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #402: Tobacco Use and Help with Quitting Among Adolescents

    The percentage of adolescents 12 to 20 years of age with a primary care visit during the measurement year for whom tobacco use status was documented and received help with quitting if identified as a tobacco user

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Dermatology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pediatrics
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    431
    NQF:
    2152
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #431: Preventive Care and Screening: Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Screening & Brief Counseling

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for unhealthy alcohol use using a systematic screening method at least once within the last 12 months AND who received brief counseling if identified as an unhealthy alcohol user.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Audiology
    • Cardiology
    • Certified Nurse Midwife
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Nutrition/Dietician
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    ID:
    438
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS347v6
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #438: Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

    Percentage of the following patients - all considered at high risk of cardiovascular events - who were prescribed or were on statin therapy during the measurement period:

    • All patients who were previously diagnosed with or currently have a diagnosis of clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), including an ASCVD procedure; OR
    • Patients aged ≥ 20 years who have ever had a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level ≥ 190 mg/dL or were previously diagnosed with or currently have an active diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia; OR
    • Patients aged 40-75 years with a diagnosis of diabetes.
    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    ID:
    441
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #441: Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD) All or None Outcome Measure (Optimal Control)

    The IVD All-or-None Measure is one outcome measure (optimal control). The measure contains four goals. All four goals within a measure must be reached in order to meet that measure. The numerator for the all-or-none measure should be collected from the organization's total IVD denominator. All-or-None Outcome Measure (Optimal Control) - Using the IVD denominator optimal results include:

    • Most recent blood pressure (BP) measurement is less than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg -- AND
    • Most recent tobacco status is Tobacco Free -- AND
    • Daily Aspirin or Other Antiplatelet Unless Contraindicated -- AND
    • Statin Use Unless Contraindicated
    Measure Type
    • Intermediate Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    487
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2023 MIPS Measure #487: Screening for Social Drivers of Health

    Percent of patients 18 years and older screened for food insecurity, housing instability, transportation needs, utility difficulties, and interpersonal safety.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Audiology
    • Cardiology
    • Certified Nurse Midwife
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Dermatology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Nutrition/Dietician
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pediatrics
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Podiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    493
    NQF:
    3620
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2023 MIPS Measure #493: Adult Immunization Status

    Percentage of patients 19 years of age and older who are up-to-date on recommended routine vaccines for influenza; tetanus and diphtheria (Td) or tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap); zoster; and pneumococcal.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
     
  2. PI: Promoting Interoperability - 25% of total score: For a minimum of 90 days, report all required measures. EHR technology certified to the 2015 Edition certification must be in place by October 3, 2022. There are exclusions available for most of the required measures. Please check your QPP Participation Status to see if you are automatically exempt from PI. If you are exempt, the 25% will be re-weighted to the Quality performance category making it 55% of your score.
  3. IA: Improvement Activities - 15% of total score:  Attest that you completed up to 2 high-weighted activities or 4 medium-weighted activities for a minimum of 90 days. Groups with 15 or fewer participants or if you are in a rural or health professional shortage area: Attest that you completed 1 high-weighted or 2 medium-weighted activities for a minimum of 90 days. A group can attest to an activity when at least 50% of the clinicians in the group perform the same activity during any continuous 90-day period (or as specified in the activity description) in the same performance year. Suggestions that might be applicable to your specialty include.:

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