Under MIPS, eligible clinicians will be required to report up to 6 quality measures, including at least one outcome measure or high-priority measure, for a minimum of 90 days during the 2017 performance year. Practice Fusion currently supports 23 eCQMs that can be reported for MIPS for the 2017 performance year.
|eCQM:||Colorectal Cancer Screening|
|CMS ID:||CMS 130v5|
|NQS Domain:||Effective Clinical Care|
|MIPS High Priority Measure:||No|
|Eligible for Quality Programs:||
|Description:||Percentage of patients 50-75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer.|
Numerator: Patients with one or more screenings for colorectal cancer. Appropriate screenings are defined by any one of the following criteria below:
- Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) during the measurement period.
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy during the measurement period or the four years prior to the measurement period.
- Colonoscopy during the measurement period or the nine years prior to the measurement period.
Denominator: Patients 50-75 years of age with an eligible visit (defined as a chart note with one of the following encounter types: Office Visit, Home Visit, Nurse Visit, Nursing Home Visit) during the measurement period.
- Denominator Exclusions: Patients with a diagnosis or past history of total colectomy or colorectal cancer.
- Denominator Exceptions: None
What is the Quality Payment Program?
Quality Payment Program is the name given to the new Medicare value-based reimbursement system. The program has two tracks for participation: MIPS and APM
What are APMs?
MACRA allows providers who take further steps towards transforming healthcare to be exempt from MIPS and participate in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
How to prepare
Individual eligible providers can prepare to meet all MIPS measures and be ready to avoid penalties and earn bonuses on January 1, 2017.