2024 MIPS Measures Relevant to Rheumatology

  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:
    039
    NQF:
    0046
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 MIPS Measure #039: Screening for Osteoporosis for Women Aged 65-85 Years of Age

    Percentage of female patients aged 65-85 years of age who ever had a central dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to check for osteoporosis.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Internal Medicine
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • 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:
    176
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 MIPS Measure #176: Tuberculosis Screening Prior to First Course of Biologic and/or Immune Response Modifier Therapy

    If a patient has been newly prescribed a biologic and/or immune response modifier that includes a warning for potential reactivation of a latent infection, then the medical record should indicate TB testing in the preceding 12-month period.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Dermatology
    • Family Medicine
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    ID:
    177
    NQF:
    2523
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 MIPS Measure #177: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Periodic Assessment of Disease Activity

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have an assessment of disease activity using an ACR-preferred RA disease activity assessment tool at ≥50% of encounters for RA for each patient during the measurement year.

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Rheumatology
    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:
    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:
    236
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS165v12
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 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:
    CMS156v12
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 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:
    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:
    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:
    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:
    493
    NQF:
    3620
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2024 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
    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
    ID:
    503
    NQF:
    2483
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2024 MIPS Measure #503: Gains in Patient Activation Measure (PAM) Scores at 12 Months

    The Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) is a 10- or 13-item questionnaire that assesses an individual´s knowledge, skills, and confidence for managing their health and health care. The measure assesses individuals on a 0-100 scale that converts to one of four levels of activation, from low (1) to high (4). The PAM® performance measure (PAM®- PM) is the change in score on the PAM® from baseline to follow-up measurement.

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Certified Nurse Midwife
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Podiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Urology
     
  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. There are over 100 possible activities to choose from. The following are suggestions for your specialty:

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