2023 quality measures for MIPS reporting
2024 QCDR measure specifications
Access 2023 MIPS quality measures by clicking the links in the table below.
Melanoma: Continuity of Care – Recall System
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a current diagnosis of melanoma or a history of melanoma whose information was entered, at least once within a 12-month period, into a recall system that includes:
Melanoma: Coordination of Care
Percentage of patient visits, regardless of age, with a new occurrence of melanoma that have a treatment plan documented in the chart that was communicated to the physician(s) providing continuing care within one month of diagnosis.
Psoriasis: Clinical Response to Systemic Medications
Percentage of psoriasis vulgaris patients receiving systemic medication who meet minimal physician-or patient- reported disease activity levels. It is implied that establishment and maintenance of an established minimum level of disease control as measured by physician-and/or patient-reported outcomes will increase patient satisfaction with and adherence to treatment.
Skin Cancer: Biopsy Reporting Time – Pathologist to Clinician
Percentage of biopsies with a diagnosis of cutaneous Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), or melanoma (including in situ disease) in which the pathologist communicates results to the clinician within 7 days from the time when the tissue specimen was received by the pathologist.
|Psoriasis – Improvement in Patient-Reported Itch Severity
|The percentage of patients, aged 18 years and older, with a diagnosis of psoriasis where at an initial (index) visit have a patient reported itch severity assessment performed, score greater than or equal to 4, and who achieve a score reduction of 2 or more points at a follow up visit.
|Dermatitis – Improvement in Patient-Reported Itch Severity
|The percentage of patients, aged 18 years and older, with a diagnosis of dermatitis where at an initial (index) visit have a patient reported itch severity assessment performed, score greater than or equal to 4, and who achieve a score reduction of 2 or more points at a follow up visit.
|Advance Care Plan
|Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older who have an advance care plan or surrogate decision maker documented in the medical record or documentation in the medical record that an advance care plan was discussed but the patient did not wish or was not able to name a surrogate decision maker or provide an advance care plan.
Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter within the previous twelve months AND who had a follow-up plan documented if most recent BMI was outside normal parameters.
Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record
Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible professional or eligible clinician attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter.
|Tuberculosis Screening Prior to First Course Biologic Therapy
|If a patient has been newly prescribed a biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy, then the medical record should indicate TB testing in the preceding 12-month period.
Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within the measurement period AND who received tobacco cessation intervention on the date of the encounter or within the previous 12 months if identified as a tobacco user.
Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented
Percentage of patient visits for patients aged 18 years and older seen during the measurement period who were screened for high blood pressure AND a recommended follow-up plan is documented, as indicated, if blood pressure is elevated or hypertensive.
Patient-Centered Surgical Risk Assessment and Communication
Percentage of patients who underwent a non-emergency surgery who had their personalized risks of postoperative complications assessed by their surgical team prior to surgery using a clinical data-based, patient-specific risk calculator and who received personal discussion of those risks with the surgeon.
Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report
Percentage of patients with referrals, regardless of age, for which the referring provider receives a report from the provider to whom the patient was referred.
Pathology reports for primary malignant cutaneous melanoma that include the pT category, thickness, ulceration, mitotic rate, peripheral and deep margin status, and presence or absence of microsatellitosis for invasive tumors.
Tobacco Use and Help with Quitting Among Adolescents
The percentage of adolescents 12 to 20 years of age with a primary care visit during the measurement year for whom tobacco use status was documented and received help with quitting if identified as a tobacco user.
Preventive Care and Screening: Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Screening & Brief Counseling
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for unhealthy alcohol use using a systematic screening method at least once within the last 12 months AND who received brief counseling if identified as an unhealthy alcohol user.
|Screening for Social Drivers of Health
|Percent of patients 18 years and older screened for food insecurity, housing instability, transportation needs, utility difficulties, and interpersonal safety.
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Skin Cancer: Biopsy Reporting Time – Clinician to Patient
Percentage of patients with skin biopsy specimens with a diagnosis of cutaneous basal or squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma (including in situ disease) or primary cutaneous malignancies who are notified of their final biopsy pathology findings within less than or equal to 10 days from the time the biopsy was performed.
Psoriasis: Screening for Psoriatic Arthritis
Percentage of patients with diagnosis of psoriasis who are screened for psoriatic arthritis at each visit.
Chronic Skin Conditions: Patient Reported Quality-of-Life
The percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a chronic skin condition whose self-assessed quality-of-life was recorded at least once in the medical record within the measurement period.
Skin Cancer Surgery: Post-Operative Complications
Percentage of procedures for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma (including in situ disease) with a post-operative complication including infection, bleeding, or hematoma following an excisional or Mohs surgery within 15 days of the procedure (inverse measure).
|Melanoma: Appropriate Surgical Margins
|Percentage of primary excisional surgeries for melanoma or melanoma in situ with Breslow depth and appropriate surgical margins per the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology-Melanoma (NCCN Guideline)
|Melanoma: Tracking and Evaluation of Recurrence
|Percentage of patients who had an excisional surgery for melanoma or melanoma in situ with initial AJCC staging of 0, I, or II, in the past 5 years in which the operating provider examines and/or diagnoses the patient for recurrence of melanoma.
|Psoriasis – Appropriate Assessment & Treatment of Severe Psoriasis
|Percentage of patients with a diagnosis of severe psoriasis without a documented Body Surface Area (BSA) or a documented BSA greater than 10% for whom phototherapy or an oral systemic or biologic medication was prescribed.
Avoidance of Post-operative Systemic Antibiotics for Office-based Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures
Percentage of procedures in patients aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of skin cancer who underwent intermediate layer or complex linear closure or reconstruction after skin cancer resection in the office-based setting who were prescribed post-operative systemic antibiotics to be taken immediately following reconstruction surgery. (Inverse measure.)
This measure is stratified by intermediate layer or complex linear closure or reconstructive procedures.
Continuation of Anticoagulation Therapy in the Office-based Setting for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures
Percentage of procedures in patients, aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of skin cancer, on prescribed anticoagulation therapy, who had intermediate layer and/or complex linear closures OR reconstruction after skin cancer resection performed in the office-based setting where anticoagulant therapy was continued prior to surgery.
This measure is stratified by intermediate layer or complex linear closures AND reconstructive procedures.
Avoidance of Opioid Prescriptions for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection
Percentage of procedures in patients, aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of skin cancer, who had intermediate layer and/or complex linear closures OR reconstruction after skin cancer resection where opioid/narcotic therapy was prescribed as first line therapy (as defined by a prescription in anticipation of or at time of surgery) for post-operative pain management by the reconstructing surgeon. (Inverse measure.)
This measure is stratified by intermediate layer or complex linear closures and reconstructive procedures.