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Use of Patient Safety Tools

Activity ID

IA_PSPA_8

Activity Weighting

Medium

Subcategory Name

Patient Safety and Practice Assessment

Activity Description

In order to receive credit for this activity, a MIPS eligible clinician must use tools that assist specialty practices in tracking specific measures that are meaningful to their practice.

Some examples of tools that could satisfy this activity are: a surgical risk calculator; evidence based protocols, such as Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols; the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guide for Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings predictive algorithms; and the opiate risk tool (ORT) or similar tool.

Validation

Use of tools by specialty practices in tracking specific meaningful patient safety and practice assessment measures

Suggested Documentation

Documentation of the use of patient safety tools, e.g. surgical risk calculator, that assist specialty practices in tracking specific patient safety measures meaningful to their practice

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