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Measure 130


Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record

Description: The percentage of visits for adult patients during which the physician documents a list of all current medications.

Measure ID: 130

Type: Process

CMS Derm Specialty Set: Yes

High priority: Yes

Topped out: Yes for registry and claims

Reporting methods: Registry/QCDR, EHR, or Claims

Maximum points: 7 for registry and claims, 10 for EHR 

Measure purpose: The measure encourages physicians to record all medications taken by patients, whether these are prescription medications, over-the-counters, herbals, or nutritional supplements. Accurately recording current medications can reduce harmful interactions.

Calculation

The numerator: The number of visits in which the physician documents, updates, or reviews a patient’s current medications, including the medication’s name, dosage, frequency, and route of administration

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The denominator: All visits for patients aged 18 years or older.

Measure calculation example

Dr. Kim has 136 patient encounters during the reporting period in which the patient is 18 years of age or older. This is the denominator.

Dr. Kim documented, updated, or reviewed the medication list during 122 encounters. This is the numerator.

Quality of patient care = 122/136. Dr. Kim a score of 89.7% for this measure. This translates to 3.0 to 3.9 points when reporting by registry

Important note

Because this measure is topped out, it is difficult to earn more than 3 points. For example, if Dr. Kim reported on one patient encounter, he would earn 3 points.


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Quality measure score benchmark

CMS will award points based on a comparison of your performance rate to CMS benchmarks listed below. Reach the performance rate listed to achieve the corresponding points per measure. Points achieved for the Quality category will account for 45% of the overall MIPS score.

Benchmarks for registry submissions

The table below shows CMS benchmarks for registry submissions. 

Below 3
Decile 3Decile 4Decile 5Decile 6Decile 7
Performance rate  1 patient  68.06 - 
90.27
 90.28- 
97.23
97.24 - 
99.50
99.51 - 99.99
100.00
Points  3 points  3 - 3.9  4 - 4.9 5 - 5.9 6 - 6.9
Benchmarks for EHR submissions

The table below shows CMS benchmarks for EHR submissions. 

Below 3
Decile 3Decile 4
Decile 5Decile 6Decile 7Decile 8
Decile 9
Decile 10
Performance rate  1 patient  87.55 - 
93.48
93.49 - 
96.28
96.29 - 
97.98
97.99 - 
98.99
99.00 - 
99.57
 99.58- 
99.88
99.89 - 99.99
100.00
Points  3 points  3 - 3.9  4 - 4.9 5 - 5.9 6 - 6.9 7 - 7.9 8 - 8.9 9 - 9.9 10
Benchmarks for claims submissions

The table below shows CMS benchmarks for claims submissions. 

Below 3
Decile 3Decile 4Decile 5Decile 6Decile 7
Performance rate  1 patient  97.95 - 
99.51
 99.52- 
99.91
99.92 - 99.99
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100.00
Points  3 points  3 - 3.9  4 - 4.9 5 - 5.9 6 - 6.9

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