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.
Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-Up Plan</br>
|CMS ID:||CMS 2v6|
|NQS Domain:||Community/Population Health|
|MIPS High Priority Measure:||No|
|Eligible for Quality Programs:||
|Description:||Percentage of patients aged 12 years and older screened for depression on the date of the encounter using an age appropriate standardized depression screening tool AND if positive, a follow-up plan is documented on the date of the positive screen.|
Numerator: Patients screened for depression on the date of the encounter using an age appropriate standardized tool AND if positive, a follow-up plan is documented on the date of the positive screen.
Denominator: All patients aged 12 years and older before the beginning of the measurement period 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 with an active diagnosis for Depression or a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.
- Denominator Exceptions:
- Patient Reason: Patient refuses to participate,
- Medical Reasons: Patient is in an urgent or emergent situation where time is of the essence and to delay treatment would jeopardize the patient’s health status, OR
- Situations where the patient’s functional capacity or motivation to improve may impact the accuracy of results of standardized depression assessment tools. For example: certain court appointed cases or cases of delirium.
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.