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Quality Payment Program >> Quality Measures >> eCQM: Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record (CMS 68v6)

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: eCQM: Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record
CMS ID: CMS 68v6
NQF Number: N/A
NQS Domain: Patient Safety
Measure Type: Process
MIPS High Priority Measure: Yes
Eligible for Quality Programs:
  • Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  • Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use)
Description: Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible professional attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the-counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications’ name, dosage, frequency and route of administration.


Numerator: Eligible visits from the denominator where the eligible clinician attests to documenting, updating or reviewing the patient’s current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the-counters, herbals and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications’ name, dosages, frequency and route of administration.

Denominator : All eligible visits (defined as a signed chart note with one of the following encounter types: Office Visit or Home Visit) occurring during the 12 month reporting period for patients aged 18 years and older before the start of the measurement period.

  • Denominator Exclusions: None
  • Denominator Exceptions: Patient is in an urgent or emergent medical situation where time is of the essence and to delay treatment would jeopardize the patient’s health status.

Performance Benchmark for MIPS: 99.76%
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

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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).

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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.

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