Index

MIPS - Improvement Activities

Quality Measures
Advancing Care Information Measures
Choosing Improvement Activities

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Measure ID Title Description Weight Subcategory ID
IA_BE_17 Use of tools to assist patient self-management Use tools to assist patients in assessing their need for support for self-management (e.g., the Patient Activation Measure or How's My Health). medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_18 Provide peer-led support for self-management. Provide peer-led support for self-management. medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_19 Use group visits for common chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes). Use group visits for common chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes). medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_2 Use of QCDR to support clinical decision making Participation in a QCDR, demonstrating performance of activities that promote implementation of shared clinical decision making capabilities. medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_20 Implementation of condition-specific chronic disease self-management support programs Provide condition-specific chronic disease self-management support programs or coaching or link patients to those programs in the community. medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_21 Improved practices that disseminate appropriate self-management materials Provide self-management materials at an appropriate literacy level and in an appropriate language. medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_22 Improved practices that engage patients pre-visit Provide a pre-visit development of a shared visit agenda with the patient. medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_23 Integration of patient coaching practices between visits Provide coaching between visits with follow-up on care plan and goals. medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_3 Engagement with QIN-QIO to implement self-management training programs Engagement with a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization, which may include participation in self-management training programs such as diabetes. medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_4 Engagement of patients through implementation of improvements in patient portal Access to an enhanced patient portal that provides up to date information related to relevant chronic disease health or blood pressure control, and includes interactive features allowing patients to enter health information and/or enables bidirectional communication about medication changes and adherence. medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_5 Enhancements/regular updates to practice websites/tools that also include considerations for patients with cognitive disabilities Enhancements and ongoing regular updates and use of websites/tools that include consideration for compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or for improved design for patients with cognitive disabilities. Refer to the CMS website on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/Section508/index.html?redirect=/InfoTechGenInfo/07_Section508.asp that requires that institutions receiving federal funds solicit, procure, maintain and use all electronic and information technology (EIT) so that equal or alternate/comparable access is given to members of the public with and without disabilities. For example, this includes designing a patient portal or website that is compliant with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 medium beneficiaryEngagement
IA_BE_6 Collection and follow-up on patient experience and satisfaction data on beneficiary engagement Collection and follow-up on patient experience and satisfaction data on beneficiary engagement, including development of improvement plan. high beneficiaryEngagement

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