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2021 MIPS IA_AHE_7: Comprehensive Eye Exams

Activity ID

IA_AHE_7

Activity Weighting

Medium

Subcategory Name

Achieving Health Equity

Activity Description

To receive credit for this activity, MIPS eligible clinicians must promote the importance of a comprehensive eye exam, which may be accomplished by any one or more of the following:  

  • providing literature, 
  • facilitating a conversation about this topic using resources such as the “Think About Your Eyes” campaign,  
  • referring patients to resources providing no-cost eye exams, such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeCare America and the American Optometric Association’s VISION USA, or 
  • promoting access to vision rehabilitation services as appropriate for individuals with chronic vision impairment.

This activity is intended for:

  • Non-ophthalmologists / optometrists who refer patients to an ophthalmologist/optometrist;
  • Ophthalmologists/optometrists caring for underserved patients at no cost; or
  • Any clinician providing literature and/or resources on this topic.

This activity must be targeted at underserved and/or high-risk populations that would benefit from engagement regarding their eye health with the aim of improving their access to comprehensive eye exams or vision rehabilitation services.

Objective

Improve eye health of underserved and/or high-risk populations, and empower patients in these populations to become more educated consumers of eye care.

Suggested Documentation

Evidence that eligible clinicians help underserved and/or high-risk populations understand the importance of their eye health and provide support to access comprehensive eye exams. Include all of the following elements:

1) Proof of eligible clinician/group type – Evidence that the attesting eligible clinicians are either: a providing literature and/or resources on the topic of comprehensive eye exam importance; a) non-ophthalmologists or optometrist who refer patients to an ophthalmologist/optometrist; b) ophthalmologists/optometrist caring for underserved patients at no cost; or c) eligible clinicians; AND
2) Promotion of comprehensive eye exam – Documentation that literature and/or conversation about the importance of comprehensive eye exams were provided to targeted underserved and/or high-risk populations (e.g., visit note made in medical record; copy of literature provided); AND
3) Referrals to no-cost eye exams – Documentation of patient referrals made to resources providing no-cost eye exams (e.g., American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeCare America, American Optometric Association's VISION USA) for targeted underserved and/or high-risk populations.

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