CMS recently announced that the quality measures for 2019 have been finalized. There are new eligible clinicians so be aware of how that may affect your organization. New ECs are:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Qualified speech-language pathologists
- Qualified audiologists
- Clinical psychologists
- Registered dietitian or nutrition professionals
The following are changes to Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) available for eligible professionals and eligible clinicians for 2019 reporting:
CMS eCQM ID
Measure Title and Description CMS249v1
Appropriate Use of DXA Scans in Women Under 65 Years Who Do Not Meet the Risk Factor Profile for Osteoporotic Fracture: Percentage of female patients aged 50 to 64 without select risk factors for osteoporotic fracture who received an order for a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan during the measurement period.
HIV Screening: Percentage of patients 15-65 years of age who have ever been tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
- CMS65v8: Hypertension: Improvement in Blood Pressure
- CMS123v7: Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Foot Exam
- CMS158v7: Pregnant women that had HBsAg testing
- CMS164v7: Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet
- CMS167v7: Diabetic Retinopathy: Documentation of Presence or Absence of Macular Edema and Level of Severity of Retinopathy
- CMS169v7: Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression: Appraisal for alcohol or chemical substance use
As of today, the new measures are not found on the CMS website, but will be posted at https://qpp.cms.gov/mips/explore-measures/quality-measures sometime later this year.