MIPS Measures Relevant to Rheumatology

  1. Quality - 45% of total score:  Report 6 measures, including one Outcome or high priority measure for 12 months. To earn 1 or 3 points on a measure report at least one eligible case. To earn more than 3 points on a measure report at least 60 percent of eligible cases.  Suggestions for your specialty include but are not limited to the following:

    ID:

    024
    NQF:

    0045
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    #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

    #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
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Internal Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    ID:

    047
    NQF:

    0326
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    #047: 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
    • Oncology
    • General Surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Hospitalists
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    110
    NQF:

    0041
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS147v7
    High Priority:

    No

    #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
    • Family Medicine
    • Oncology
    • Geriatrics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pediatrics
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    ID:

    111
    NQF:

    0043
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS127v6
    High Priority:

    No

    #111: Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults

    Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Family Medicine
    • Oncology
    • Geriatrics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    ID:

    128
    NQF:

    0421
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS69v6
    High Priority:

    No

    #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
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Podiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    130
    NQF:

    0419
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS68v7
    High Priority:

    Yes

    #130: Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record

    Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the MIPS eligible professional or 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
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Oncology
    • General Surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Hospitalists
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    131
    NQF:

    0420
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    Yes

    #131: Pain Assessment and Follow-Up

    Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older with documentation of a pain assessment using a standardized tool(s) on each visit AND documentation of a follow-up plan when pain is present

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Geriatrics
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Physical Medicine
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Rheumatology
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    ID:

    176
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    No

    #176: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Tuberculosis Screening

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have documentation of a tuberculosis (TB) screening performed and results interpreted within 12 months prior to receiving a first course of therapy using a biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD)

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Rheumatology
    ID:

    177
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    No

    #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 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

    #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:

    179
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    No

    #179: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Assessment and Classification of Disease Prognosis

    Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have an assessment and classification of disease prognosis at least once within 12 months

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Rheumatology
    ID:

    180
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    No

    #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 ≥ 10 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:

    CMS138v6
    High Priority:

    No

    #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
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Oncology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Podiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    236
    NQF:

    0018
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS165v6
    High Priority:

    Yes

    #236: Controlling High Blood Pressure

    Percentage of patients 18 - 85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (< 140/90 mmHg) during the measurement period

    Measure Type
    • Intermediate Outcome
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Rheumatology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    238
    NQF:

    0022
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS156v6
    High Priority:

    Yes

    #238: Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly

    Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were ordered high-risk medications. Two rates are submitted.

    1) Percentage of patients who were ordered at least one high-risk medication.
    2) Percentage of patients who were ordered at least two of the same high-risk medication

    Measure Type
    • Process
    Specifications
    Specialty
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    ID:

    317
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS22v6
    High Priority:

    No

    #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
    • Oncology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    374
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:

    CMS50v6
    High Priority:

    Yes

    #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
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Oncology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
    ID:

    402
    NQF:
    eMeasure ID:
    High Priority:

    No

    #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
    • Dermatology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Oncology
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pediatrics
    • Physical Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urgent Care
    • Vascular Surgery
    • *These measures represent the Rheumatology Specialty Measures Set. 
  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, 2019. There are exclusions available for most of the 11 measures that are reported. 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.
  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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