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: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented </br>
|CMS ID:||CMS 22v5|
|NQS Domain:||Community/Population Health|
|MIPS High Priority Measure:||No|
|Eligible for Quality Programs:||
|Description:||Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older seen during the reporting period who were screened for high blood pressure AND a recommended follow-up plan is documented based on the current blood pressure reading as indicated.|
Numerator: Patients who were screened for high blood pressure AND have a recommended follow-up plan documented, as indicated, if the blood pressure is pre-hypertensive or hypertensive.
Denominator : All patients aged 18 years and older before the start of the measurement period with at least one eligible encounter (Office Visit or Nursing Home Visit) during the measurement period.
Denominator Exclusion: Patient has an active diagnosis of hypertension.
Patient Reason: Patient refuses to participate (either blood pressure measurement or follow-up) OR
Medical Reason: 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. This may include but is not limited to severely elevated blood pressure when immediate medical treatment is indicated.
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.