The MIPS eligible clinician must use clinically relevant information from certified EHR technology (CEHRT) to identify patient-specific educational resources and provide access to those materials to at least one unique patient seen by the MIPS eligible clinician.
- Numerator: The number of patients in the denominator who were provided access to patient-specific educational resources using clinically relevant information identified from CEHRT during the performance period.
- Denominator: The number of unique patients seen by the MIPS eligible clinician during the performance period.
Practice Fusion Suggested Workflow
Practice Fusion suggests the following workflow to help ensure that you gain numerator credit for this measure within the Practice Fusion EHR.
- When recording a diagnosis, lab order, or medication for a patient, click on the Patient education materials link as shown in Graphic 1 below.
- The linked materials will open in a new window or tab in your web browser and you can provide the available education resources to the patient via the method of your choice (e.g. print, verbally sharing, etc.).
- Provided the patient has an eligible visit from within your selected reporting period, education materials may be accessed and provided at any time during the 2017 calendar year to gain numerator credit for this measure.
Graphic 1: Patient Education Links
Additional Measure Information
- To earn performance score credit with this measure under the ACI performance category, a MIPS eligible clinician must meet the numerator requirements for as many denominator eligible patients as the clinician deems appropriate during the 2017 calendar year, regardless of the clinician’s selected performance period (i.e. 90 days or full year).
- To gain denominator credit within the Practice Fusion EHR, patients must have at least one signed encounter note with a date of service from within the performance period and an encounter type of Office Visit, Home Visit, Nursing Home Visit, or Telemedicine Visit. Please note that only the MIPS eligible clinician who signs the note receives credit.
- Every patient who is seen by the MIPS eligible clinician during the clinician’s selected performance period who meets denominator requirements will count towards the measure denominator.
- For information on earning numerator credit for this measure, see the Practice Fusion Suggested Workflow section above.
CMS has published guidance to help providers better understand the documentation they should retain around meeting MIPS requirements. CMS calls this guidance "MIPS Data Validation Criteria" because it describes the types of documentation that would validate the data the provider submits to CMS at the end of the performance period. You can learn more about this by reviewing CMS’ MIPS Data Validation Fact Sheet and you can see the specific documentation guidelines applicable to the ACI Transition Measures in CMS’ MIPS Data Validation Criteria for ACI Transition Measures.