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:||Controlling High Blood Pressure|
|CMS ID:||CMS 165v5|
|NQS Domain:||Effective Clinical Care|
|Measure Type:||Intermediate Outcome|
|MIPS High Priority Measure:||Yes|
|Eligible for Quality Programs:||
|Description:||Percentage of patients 18-85 years of age who have a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (<140/90 mmHg) during the measurement period.|
Numerator: Patients whose blood pressure at the most recent visit is adequately controlled (<140/90 mmHg)) during the measurement period.
Denominator: Patients 18-85 years of age who have an active diagnosis of essential hypertension within the first six months of the measurement period or any time prior to the measurement period who also have an eligible visit (defined as chart notes with one of the following encounter types: Office Visit, Nursing Home Visit, Nurse Visit or Home Visit) during the measurement period.
- Denominator Exclusions: Patients with evidence of end stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis or renal transplant before or during the measurement period. Also excludes patients with a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period.
- 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.