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2021 MIPS IA_BE_15: Engagement of Patients, Family, and Caregivers in Developing a Plan of Care

Activity ID

IA_BE_15

Activity Weighting

Medium

Subcategory Name

Beneficiary Engagement

Activity Description

Engage patients, family, and caregivers in developing a plan of care and prioritizing their goals for action, documented in the electronic health record (EHR) technology.

Objective

Increase engagement with patients, family, and caregivers and ensure care provided aligns with their priorities and needs.

Suggested Documentation

Evidence of inclusion of patients, family, and caregivers in developing plan of care with prioritization of goals for action, as documented in the electronic health record (EHR). The eligible clinician will identify the patient population that will participate in this activity. Include the following element:

1) Patient, family, and caregiver involvement – Report or screenshot from the EHR showing the plan of care and prioritized goals for action with notes from engagement of patients and/or their families and caregivers. May use another electronic platform to systematically capture patient preferences/value through a validated patient experience measure instrument.

Example/Information

An eligible oncologist chooses to implement a plan for all cancer patients with a likely lifespan of less than 3 years. The practice facilitates completion of the Qual-E validated Quality of Life instrument and incorporates results into treatment plan when possible and incorporates families and caregivers into the decision-making discussion when appropriate. This helps facilitate planning for aggressiveness of treatment, end-of-life planning (Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, advance directives, etc.), and family/caregiver congruence.

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