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:||Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control (>9%)|
|CMS ID:||CMS 122v5|
|NQS Domain:||Effective Clinical Care|
|Measure Type:||Intermediate Outcome|
|MIPS High Priority Measure:||Yes|
|Eligible for Quality Programs:||
|Description:||Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had hemoglobin A1c > 9.0% during the measurement period|
Numerator: Patients from the denominator whose most recent HbA1c level (performed during the measurement period) is > 9.0%.
Denominator: Patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes with an eligible visit (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: None
- Denominator Exceptions: None
- Performance Benchmark for MIPS: 0% (Zero Percent*)
This eCQM is an inverse measure, which means a lower performance rate indicates better performance. In Practice Fusion’s eCQM Dashboard, the EHR displays an inverse performance rate for this measure to make it easier to quickly see how you are performing. This means that the measure percentage will increase as the measure numerator decreases. Specifically, a higher measure percentage and lower measure numerator are an indicator of better measure performance.
For further benchmarks and details on how this measure will be scored within the Quality performance category of MIPS, please click here.
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.