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MIPS Measures Relevant to Nephrology

  1. Quality - 40% 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 tom 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:
    110
    NQF:
    0041
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS147v10
    High Priority:
    No

    2021 MIPS Measure #110: Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization

    Percentage of patients aged 6 months and older seen for a visit between October 1 and March 31 who received an influenza immunization OR who reported previous receipt of an influenza immunization

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Oncology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pediatrics
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    ID:
    119
    NQF:
    0062
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS134v9
    High Priority:
    No

    2021 MIPS Measure #119: Diabetes: Medical Attention for Nephropathy

    The percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had a nephropathy screening test or evidence of nephropathy during the measurement period

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Endocrinology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Urology
    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:
    182
    NQF:
    2624
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2021 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 on 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:
    317
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS22v9
    High Priority:
    No

    2021 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 pre-hypertensive 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
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:
    318
    NQF:
    0101
    eMeasure ID:
    CMS139v9
    High Priority:
    Yes

    2021 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
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Podiatry
    ID:
    400
    NQF:
    3059
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:
    No

    2021 MIPS Measure #400: One-Time Screening for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) for Patients at Risk

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with one or more of the following: a history of injection drug use, receipt of a blood transfusion prior to 1992, receiving maintenance hemodialysis, OR birthdate in the years 1945- 1965 who received one-time screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
     
  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, 2021. There are exclusions available for most of the measures that are reported. 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 65% 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 measures to choose from. The following are suggestions only:

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