2020 MIPS IA_BE_1: Use of certified EHR to capture patient reported outcomes

Activity ID


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Subcategory Name

Beneficiary Engagement

Activity Description

In support of improving patient access, performing additional activities that enable capture of patient reported outcomes (e.g., home blood pressure, blood glucose logs, food diaries, at-risk health factors such as tobacco or alcohol use, etc.) or patient activation measures through use of certified EHR technology, containing this data in a separate queue for clinician recognition and review.


Functionality of patient reported outcomes in certified EHR

Suggested Documentation

1) Patient Reported Outcomes in EHR - Report from the certified EHR, showing the capture of PROs or the patient activation measures performed; or
2) Separate Queue for Recognition and Review - Documentation showing the call out of this data for clinician recognition and review (e.g. within a report or a screen-shot).

Patient Activation Measures (PAM) assesses an individual's knowledge, skill, and confidence for managing one's health and healthcare. You can learn more about the development of the original Patient Activation Measure (PAM) on the Wiley Online Library site: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-6773.2004.00269.x/full

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