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CMS Releases 2017 Quality Benchmark Changes


On December 19, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an updated 2017 quality measure benchmark table for MIPS quality measures.
The following ten quality measures had benchmark changes. The updated file is located in the Resource Library. It can also be accessed here.
Measure ID# Measure Name Claims EHR Registry
7 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Beta-Blocker Therapy - Prior Myocardial Infarction (MI) or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF < 40%)   X X
9 Anti-depressant Medication Management   X  
46 Medication Reconciliation X   X
122 Adult Kidney Disease: Blood Pressure Management     X
128 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan X X X
238 Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly   X X
239 Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents   X  
305 Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment   X  
371 Depression Utilization of the PHQ-9 Tool   X  
391 Follow-up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness (FUH)     X