2024 MIPS Measures Relevant to Orthopedic Surgery

  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 against 2023 National Benchmarks. Suggestions for your specialty include, but are not limited to, the following:   
    ID:
    024
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #024: Communication with the Physician or Other Clinician Managing On-Going Care Post-Fracture for Men and Women Aged 50 Years and Older

    Percentage of patients aged 50 years and older treated for a fracture with documentation of communication, between the physician treating the fracture and the physician or other clinician managing the patient’s on-going care, that a fracture occurred and that the patient was or should be considered for osteoporosis treatment or testing. This measure is submitted by the physician who treats the fracture and who therefore is held accountable for the communication.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    ID:
    047
    NQF:
    0326
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 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:
    130
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS68v13
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 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:
    134
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS2v13
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 MIPS Measure #134: Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-Up Plan

    Percentage of patients aged 12 years and older screened for depression on the date of the encounter or up to 14 days prior to the date of the encounter using an age-appropriate standardized depression screening tool AND if positive, a follow-up plan is documented on the date of or up to two days after the date of the qualifying encounter.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Audiology
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Nutrition/Dietician
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Pediatrics
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    • Urology
    ID:
    155
    NQF:
    0101
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #155: Falls: Plan of Care

    Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older with a history of falls that had a plan of care for falls documented within 12 months.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Audiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Internal Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Podiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    ID:
    178
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 MIPS Measure #178: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Functional Status Assessment

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for whom a functional status assessment was performed at least once within 12 months.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Rheumatology
    ID:
    180
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 MIPS Measure #180: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Glucocorticoid Management

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have been assessed for glucocorticoid use and, for those on prolonged doses of prednisone >5 mg daily (or equivalent) with improvement or no change in disease activity, documentation of glucocorticoid management plan within 12 months.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Rheumatology
    ID:
    182
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #182: Functional Outcome Assessment

    Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older with documentation of a current functional outcome assessment using a standardized functional outcome assessment tool on the date of the encounter AND documentation of a care plan based on identified functional outcome deficiencies within two days of the date of the identified deficiencies.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Audiology
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    ID:
    217
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #217: Functional Status Change for Patients with Knee Impairments

    A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) of risk-adjusted change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with knee impairments. The change in FS is assessed using the FOTO Lower Extremity Physical Function (LEPF) PROM. The measure is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient, individual clinician, and clinic levels to assess quality

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    ID:
    218
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #218: Functional Status Change for Patients with Hip Impairments

    A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) of risk-adjusted change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with hip impairments. The change in FS is assessed using the FOTO Lower Extremity Physical Function (LEPF) PROM. The measure is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient, individual clinician, and clinic levels to assess quality.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    ID:
    219
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #219: Functional Status Change for Patients with Lower Leg, Foot or Ankle Impairments

    A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) of risk-adjusted change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with foot, ankle or lower leg impairments. The change in FS is assessed using the FOTO Lower Extremity Physical Function (LEPF) PROM. The measure is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient, individual clinician, and clinic levels to assess quality.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Podiatry
    ID:
    220
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #220: Functional Status Change for Patients with Low Back Impairments

    A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) of risk-adjusted change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with low back impairments. The change in FS is assessed using the FOTO Low Back FS PROM. The measure is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient, individual clinician, and clinic levels to assess quality.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    ID:
    221
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #221: Functional Status Change for Patients with Shoulder Impairments

    A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) of risk-adjusted change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with shoulder impairments. The change in FS is assessed using the FOTO Shoulder FS PROM. The measure is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient, individual clinician, and clinic levels to assess quality.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    ID:
    222
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #222: Functional Status Change for Patients with Elbow, Wrist or Hand Impairments

    A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) of risk-adjusted change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with elbow, wrist, or hand impairments. The change in FS is assessed using the FOTO Elbow/Wrist/Hand FS PROM. The measure is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient, individual clinician, and clinic levels to assess quality.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    ID:
    226
    NQF:
    0028
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS138v12
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 MIPS Measure #226: Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention

    Percentage of patients aged 12 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
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Infectious Disease
    • 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
    • Pulmonology
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Rheumatology
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    317
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS22v12
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 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
    • Audiology
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Podiatry
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    318
    NQF:
    0101
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS139v12
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #318: Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

    Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were screened for future fall risk during the measurement period

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Audiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Podiatry
    ID:
    350
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #350: Total Knee or Hip Replacement: Shared Decision-Making: Trial of Conservative (Non-surgical) Therapy

    Percentage of patients regardless of age undergoing a total knee or total hip replacement with documented shared decision-making with discussion of conservative (non-surgical) therapy (e.g., non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), analgesics, weight loss, exercise, injections) prior to the procedure.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    ID:
    351
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #351: Total Knee or Hip Replacement: Venous Thromboembolic and Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation

    Percentage of patients regardless of age undergoing a total knee or total hip replacement who are evaluated for the presence or absence of venous thromboembolic and cardiovascular risk factors within 30 days prior to the procedure (e.g., History of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE), Myocardial Infarction (MI), Arrhythmia and Stroke).

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    ID:
    358
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #358: Patient-Centered Surgical Risk Assessment and Communication

    Percentage of patients who underwent a non-emergency surgery who had their personalized risks of postoperative complications assessed by their surgical team prior to surgery using a clinical data-based, patient-specific risk calculator and who received personal discussion of those risks with the surgeon.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • General Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Podiatry
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    374
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS50v12
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 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:
    376
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS56v12
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #376: Functional Status Assessment for Total Hip Replacement

    Percentage of patients 19 years of age and older who received an elective primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and completed a functional status assessment within 90 days prior to the surgery and in the 300 - 425 days after the surgery

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    ID:
    418
    NQF:
    0053
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 MIPS Measure #418: Osteoporosis Management in Women Who Had a Fracture

    The percentage of women 50-85 years of age who suffered a fracture and who had either a bone mineral density (BMD) test or prescription for a drug to treat osteoporosis in the six months after the fracture.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    ID:
    459
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #459: Back Pain After Lumbar Surgery

    For patients 18 years of age or older who had a lumbar discectomy/laminectomy or fusion procedure, back pain is rated by the patients as less than or equal to 3.0 OR an improvement of 5.0 points or greater on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Pain scale or a numeric pain scale at three months (6 to 20 weeks) postoperatively for discectomy/laminectomy or at one year (9 to 15 months) postoperatively for lumbar fusion patients. Rates are stratified by procedure type; lumbar discectomy/laminectomy or fusion procedure.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    ID:
    461
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #461: Leg Pain After Lumbar Surgery

    For patients 18 years of age or older who had a lumbar discectomy/laminectomy or fusion procedure, leg pain is rated by the patient as less than or equal to 3.0 OR an improvement of 5.0 points or greater on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Pain scale or a numeric pain scale at three months (6 to 20 weeks) for discectomy/laminectomy or at one year (9 to 15 months) postoperatively for lumbar fusion patients. Rates are stratified by procedure type; lumbar discectomy/laminectomy or fusion procedure.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    ID:
    470
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #470: Functional Status After Primary Total Knee Replacement

    For patients age 18 and older who had a primary total knee replacement procedure, functional status is rated by the patient as greater than or equal to 37 on the Oxford Knee Score (OKS) or a 71 or greater on the KOOS, JR. tool at one year (9 to 15 months) postoperatively.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    ID:
    471
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #471: Functional Status After Lumbar Surgery

    For patients age 18 and older who had lumbar discectomy/laminectomy or fusion procedure, functional status is rated by the patient as less than or equal to 22 OR an improvement of 30 points or greater on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI version 2.1a) * at three months (6 to 20 weeks) postoperatively for discectomy/laminectomy or at one year (9 to 15 months) postoperatively for lumbar fusion patients. Rates are stratified by procedure type; lumbar discectomy/laminectomy or fusion procedure.
    * hereafter referred to as ODI

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    ID:
    478
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #478: Functional Status Change for Patients with Neck Impairments

    A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) of risk-adjusted change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with neck impairments. The change in FS is assessed using the FOTO Neck FS PROM. The measure is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk-adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient, individual clinician, and clinic levels to assess quality.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    ID:
    487
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 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
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    498
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #498: Connection to Community Service Provider

    Percent of patients 18 years or older who screen positive for one or more of the following health-related social needs (HRSNs): food insecurity, housing instability, transportation needs, utility help needs, or interpersonal safety; and had contact with a Community Service Provider (CSP) for at least one of their HRSNs within 60 days after screening.

    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
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
     
  2. PI: Promoting Interoperability - 25% of total score: For a minimum of 90 days, report all required measures. EHR technology certified to the 2015 Cures Update must be in place by October 3, 2023. 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.  The following are suggestions for your specialty:

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