Which Improvement Activities qualify for the Promoting Interoperability performance category bonus in 2018?

The table below identifies the set of improvement activities from the Improvement Activities performance category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that can be tied to the objectives, measures, and Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) functions of the Promoting Interoperability (formerly the Advancing Care Information) performance category. If the improvement activity requirements are met using CEHRT, these activities can qualify for the available 10% bonus score in the Promoting Interoperability performance category of MIPS for the 2018 reporting year.

Improvement Activity Performance Category Subcategory

Activity Name

Weight

Related Promoting Interoperability Transition Measure(s)

Expanded Practice Access

Provide 24/7 access to eligible clinicians or groups who have real-time access to patient’s medical record.

High

Provide Patient Access; Secure Messaging; Health Information Exchange

Population Management

Anticoagulant management improvements

High

Provide Patient Access; Patient-Specific Education; View, Download, Transmit; Secure Messaging; Health Information Exchange

Population Management

Glycemic management services

High

None

Population Management

Chronic care and preventative care management for empaneled patients

Medium

Provide Patient Access; Patient-Specific Education; View, Download, Transmit; Secure Messaging; Health Information Exchange

Population Management

Implementation of methodologies for improvements in longitudinal care management for high risk patients

Medium

Provide Patient Access; Patient-Specific Education; Health Information Exchange

Population Management

Implementation of episodic care management practice improvements

Medium

Health Information Exchange

Population Management

Implementation of medication management practice improvements

Medium

None

Care Coordination

Implementation or use of specialist reports back to referring clinician or group to close referral loop

Medium

Health Information Exchange

Care Coordination

Implementation of documentation improvements for practice/process improvements

Medium

Secure Messaging; Health Information Exchange

Care Coordination

Implementation of practices/

processes for developing regular individual care plans

Medium

Provide Patient Access; View, Download, Transmit; Secure Messaging

Care Coordination

Practice improvements for bilateral exchange of patient information

Medium

Health Information Exchange

Beneficiary Engagement

Use of certified EHR to capture patient reported outcomes

Medium

Provide Patient Access; Patient-Specific Education

Beneficiary Engagement

Engagement of patients through implementation of improvements in patient portal

Medium

Provide Patient Access; Patient-Specific Education

Beneficiary Engagement

Engagement of patients, family and caregivers in developing a plan of care

Medium

Provide Patient Access; Patient-Specific Education; View, Download, Transmit; Secure Messaging

Safety and Practice Assessment

Use of decision support and standardized treatment protocols

Medium

None

Achieving Health Equity

Leveraging a QCDR to standardize processes for screening

Medium

Public Health Registry Reporting

Integrated Behavioral and Mental Health

Implementation of integrated PCBH model

High

Provide Patient Access; Patient- Specific Education; View, Download, Transmit; Secure Messaging

Integrated Behavioral and Mental Health

Electronic Health Record Enhancements for BH data capture

Medium

Health Information Exchange


More information

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  22. 2018 PI Transition Measure: Patient-Specific Education
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  28. 2017 ACI Transition Measure: Electronic Prescribing (eRx)
  29. 2017 ACI Transition Measure: Provide Patient Access
  30. 2017 ACI Transition Measure: Health Information Exchange
  31. 2017 ACI Transition Measure: View, Download, or Transmit (VDT)
  32. 2017 ACI Transition Measure: Patient-Specific Education
  33. 2017 ACI Transition Measure: Secure Messaging
  34. 2017 ACI Transition Measure: Medication Reconciliation
  35. 2017 ACI Transition Measure: Immunization Registry Reporting
  36. 2017 ACI Bonus Measure: Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
  37. 2017 ACI Bonus Measure: Specialized Registry Reporting
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