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:||Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-up Plan|
|CMS ID:||CMS 69v5|
|NQS Domain:||Community/Population Health|
|MIPS High Priority Measure:||No|
|Eligible for Quality Programs:||
|Description:||Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter or during the previous six months AND with a BMI outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous six months of the current encounter.
Normal Parameters: Age 18 years and older BMI =>18.5 and <25 kg/m2
Numerator Patients with a documented BMI during the encounter or during the previous six months, AND when the BMI is outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous six months before the current encounter.
Denominator : All patients 18 and older on the date of the encounter with at least one eligible encounter (defined as a signed chart note with an encounter type of Office Visit) during the measurement period.
Denominator Exclusions: Patients who are pregnant, patients receiving palliative care, or patients who refuse measurement of height and/or weight or refuse follow-up.
Denominator Exceptions: Patients with a documented Medical Reason:
Elderly Patients (65 or older) for whom weight reduction/weight gain would complicate other underlying health conditions such as the following examples: illness or physical disability, mental illness, dementia, confusion, nutritional deficiency, such as Vitamin/mineral deficiency.
Patients in an urgent or emergent medical situation where time is of the essence and to delay treatment would jeopardize the patient’s health status.
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.