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2021 MIPS IA_BMH_4: Depression screening

Activity ID

IA_BMH_4

Activity Weighting

Medium

Subcategory Name

Behavioral and Mental Health

Activity Description

Depression screening and follow-up plan: Regular engagement of MIPS eligible clinicians or groups in integrated prevention and treatment interventions, including depression screening and follow-up plan (refer to NQF #0418) for patients with co-occurring conditions of behavioral or mental health conditions.

Objective

Improve the identification of depression among patients with behavioral or mental health conditions and sustain patient-centered support and treatment for those diagnosed with depression.

Suggested Documentation

Demonstration of regular engagement in integrated prevention and treatment interventions including depression screening and follow-up plan for patients diagnosed with behavioral or mental health disorders. Include both of the following elements:

1) Identification of patients with behavioral or mental health conditions and depression 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 and with risk factors for depression; AND
2) Evidence of depression screening – Report from the electronic health record (EHR), qualified clinical data registry (QCDR), clinical registry, or documentation from medical charts showing regular practice for depression screening for patients with diagnosed behavioral or mental health disorders; AND
3) Evidence of depression follow-up – Report from EHR, QCDR, clinical registry, or documentation from medical charts showing depression follow-up plan for patients with positive screen.

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