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2021 MIPS IA_BMH_2: Tobacco use

Activity ID

IA_BMH_2

Activity Weighting

Medium

Subcategory Name

Behavioral and Mental Health

Activity Description

Tobacco use: Regular engagement of MIPS eligible clinicians or groups in integrated prevention and treatment interventions, including tobacco use screening and cessation interventions (refer to NQF #0028) for patients with co-occurring conditions of behavioral or mental health and at risk factors for tobacco dependence.

Objective

Help patients at high risk for tobacco dependence and with behavioral or mental conditions to avoid or end addiction to tobacco.

Suggested Documentation

Demonstration of regular engagement in integrated prevention and treatment interventions including tobacco use screening and cessation interventions for patients with a diagnosis of behavioral or mental health disorders with risk factors for tobacco dependence. Include all of the following elements:

1) Identification of patients with behavioral or mental health conditions and tobacco dependence risk factors – Report from the electronic health record (EHR), qualified clinical data registry (QCDR), clinical registry, or other system demonstrating that the eligible clinician tracks patients with conditions of behavioral health or mental health with risk factors for tobacco dependence; AND
2) Evidence of screening – Report from EHR, QCDR, clinical registry, or documentation from medical charts showing regular practice of tobacco screening for patients with conditions of behavioral or mental health with risk factors for tobacco dependence; AND
3) Evidence of cessation interventions – Report from EHR, QCDR, clinical registry, or documentation from medical charts showing regular practice of tobacco cessation interventions for patients with behavioral or mental health disorders with risk factors for tobacco dependence.

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