MIPS Measures Relevant to General Surgery

  1. Quality - 45% 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:

    021
    NQF:

    0268
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #021: Perioperative Care: Selection of Prophylactic Antibiotic – First OR Second-Generation Cephalosporin

    Percentage of surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures with the indications for a first OR second-generation cephalosporin prophylactic antibiotic who had an order for a first OR second-generation cephalosporin for antimicrobial prophylaxis

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • General Surgery
    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    023
    NQF:

    0239
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #023: Perioperative Care: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis (When Indicated in ALL Patients)

    Percentage of surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures for which venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis is indicated in all patients, who had an order for Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH), Low- Dose Unfractionated Heparin (LDUH), adjusted-dose warfarin, fondaparinux or mechanical prophylaxis to be given within 24 hours prior to incision time or within 24 hours after surgery end time

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • General Surgery
    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    047
    NQF:

    0326
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 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
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Hospitalists
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    128
    NQF:

    0421
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS69v8
    High Priority:

    No

    2020 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 during the previous twelve months AND with a BMI outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous twelve months of the current encounter
    Normal Parameters: Age 18 years and older BMI ≥ 18.5 and < 25 kg/m2

    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:

    CMS68v9
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #130: Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record

    Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the MIPS eligible clinician attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the-counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications’ name, dosage, frequency and route of administration

    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:

    226
    NQF:

    0028
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS138v8
    High Priority:

    No

    2020 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 24 months AND who received tobacco cessation intervention if identified as a tobacco user

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Audiology
    • Cardiology
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Podiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Speech/Language Pathology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    264
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    No

    2020 MIPS Measure #264: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Invasive Breast Cancer

    The percentage of clinically node negative (clinical stage T1N0M0 or T2N0M0) breast cancer patients before or after neoadjuvant systemic therapy, who undergo a sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • General Surgery
    ID:

    317
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS22v8
    High Priority:

    No

    2020 MIPS Measure #317: Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older seen during the submitting period who were screened for high blood pressure AND a recommended follow-up plan is documented based on the current blood pressure (BP) reading as indicated

    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
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    354
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #354: Anastomotic Leak Intervention

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who required an anastomotic leak intervention following gastric bypass or colectomy surgery

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • General Surgery
    ID:

    355
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #355: Unplanned Reoperation within the 30 Day Postoperative Period

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had any unplanned reoperation within the 30 day postoperative period

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • General Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
    ID:

    356
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #356: Unplanned Hospital Readmission within 30 Days of Principal Procedure

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had an unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of principal procedure

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • General Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
    ID:

    357
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #357: Surgical Site Infection (SSI)

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had a surgical site infection (SSI)

    Measure Type
    • Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • General Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    358
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 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
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    374
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS50v8
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #374: Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report

    Percentage of patients with referrals, regardless of age, for which the referring provider receives a report from the provider 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
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    402
    NQF:

    2803
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    No

    2020 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
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pediatrics
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • 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 Edition certification must be in place by October 3, 2020. There are exclusions available for most of the required measures. Please check your QPP Participation Status to see if you are exempt from PI. If you are exempt, the 25% will be re-weighted to the Quality performance category making it 70% 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.  There are over 90 possible measures to choose from. The following are suggestions only:

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