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MIPS Measures Relevant for Registered Dietitians or Nutrition Professionals

  1. Quality - 65% 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 possibly earn more than 3 points on a measure. Note: Small practices (less than 16 in the practice) can earn 3 points on a measure if at least 1 eligible case is reported.  Suggestions for your specialty include, but are not limited to, the following:  
    ID:
    001
    NQF:
    0059
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS122v9
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2021 MIPS Measure #001: Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control

    Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had hemoglobin A1c > 9.0% during the measurement period

    Measure Type
    • Intermediate Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Nutrition/Dietician
    • Preventive Medicine
    ID:
    128
    NQF:
    0421
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS69v9
    High Priority:
    No

    2021 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 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
    • Podiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    130
    NQF:
    0419e
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS68v10
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2021 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 professional or 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
    • 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
    • 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:
    181
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2021 MIPS Measure #181: Elder Maltreatment Screen and Follow-Up Plan

    Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older with a documented elder maltreatment screen using an Elder Maltreatment Screening tool on the date of encounter AND a documented follow-up plan on the date of the positive screen

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Audiology
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Nutrition/Dietician
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    ID:
    431
    NQF:
    2152
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2021 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
    • Cardiology
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Nutrition/Dietician
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
     
  2. 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 only:

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