There are boatloads of information floating around about MIPS and its requirements—and considering how complex it is, there’s little question as to why. Certain parts of the program bear the brunt of the intricate legalese, though—one of which being the Quality category. A descendent of the defunct PQRS program, the Quality category has more than 250 measures—each with unique reporting requirements. Of those measures, the final rule listed the following 11 as specifically applicable to PTs and OTs:
PT/OT Specialty Set
#128: Preventive Care & Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-up Plan
#130: Documentation of Current Medications in Medical Record
#131: Pain Assessment & Follow-up
#182: Functional Outcome Assessment
#217: Functional Status Change for Patients with Knee Impairments
#218: Functional Status Change for Patients with Hip Impairments
#219: Functional Status Change for Patients with Foot and Ankle Impairments
#220: Functional Status Change for Patients with Lumbar Impairments
#221: Functional Status Change for Patients with Shoulder Impairments
#222: Functional Status Change for Patients with Elbow, Wrist, or Hand Impairments
#223: Functional Status Change for Patients with General Orthopedic Impairments
But, as we mentioned in our MIPS webinar, those aren’t the only measures available to rehab therapists—and good thing, too. Having access to more measures means that you can reduce your reporting burden by selecting the ones that apply best to your patient population. After all is said and done, PTs have a total of 15 measures to choose from, OTs have 16, and SLPs have three.
In the interest of helping rehab therapists transition smoothly into the world of MIPS participation, we combed through the quality measure specifications and compiled the most important reporting information for each rehab therapy-related measure into one download.
This download includes in-depth explanations—and example reporting scenarios!—of the MIPS quality measures for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology—not just the ones in the PT/OT specialty set. That means whether you specialize in aqua therapy or speech production, you can find all the MIPS measure reporting information that’s relevant to you.
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