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MIPS Measures Relevant to Radiation Oncology

  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:

    102
    NQF:

    0389
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS129v9
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #102: Prostate Cancer: Avoidance of Overuse of Bone Scan for Staging Low Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

    Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of prostate cancer at low (or very low) risk of recurrence receiving interstitial prostate brachytherapy, OR external beam radiotherapy to the prostate, OR radical prostatectomy who did not have a bone scan performed at any time since diagnosis of prostate cancer

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Urology
    ID:

    143
    NQF:

    0384
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS157v8
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #143: Oncology: Medical and Radiation – Pain Intensity Quantified

    Percentage of patient visits, regardless of patient age, with a diagnosis of cancer currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy in which pain intensity is quantified

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
    ID:

    144
    NQF:

    0383
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    2020 MIPS Measure #144: Oncology: Medical and Radiation – Plan of Care for Pain

    Percentage of visits for patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of cancer currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy who report having pain with a documented plan of care to address pain

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
     
  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 automatically 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 100 possible activities to choose from. The following are suggestions only:

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