Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) quality measures for 2017

CMS recently announced the re-opening of CPC+ program applications in early 2017. For those practices who were recently accepted into the program and those who will be applying, here’s a quick-look resource on the CPC+ quality measures.

Read about other program requirements here.

The CPC+ program includes 14 eCQMs, which is four fewer than the original 18 eCQMs in the Request for Applications. All CPC+ practices will be required to report eCQMs annually at the practice site level. The performance results will determine eligibility for the CPC+ performance based incentive payment.

2017 eCQM reporting at-a-glance:

  • Performance period: January 1 – December 31, 2017
  • First eCQM submission period: Begins January 1, 2018 to CMS
  • eCQM version: eCQM version published as the April 2016 annual update
  • eCQM reporting method: Attestation or QRDA 3 using direct EHR or a certified EHR data submission vendor, or as may be specified by CMS

Group 1 mesures

Participants must report two of the three Group 1 outcome measures.

 Measure title CMS ID number Measure type Domain
Depression Remission at Twelve Months CMS159v5 Outcome Clinical Process/Effectiveness
Controlling High Blood Pressure CMS165v5 Outcome Clinical Process/Effectiveness
Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control (> 9%) CMS122v5 Outcome Population/Public Health

Group 2 measures

Report two of the four Group 2 complex care measures.

 Measure title CMS ID number Measure type Domain
Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly CMS156v5 Process Patient Safety
Dementia: Cognitive Assessment CMS149v5 Process Clinical Process/Effectiveness
Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk CMS139v5 Process Patient Safety
Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment CMS137v5 Process  Clinical Process/Effectiveness

Group 3 measures

Participants must report five of the remaining 10 measures (choice of Group 3 and remaining Groups 1 and 2 measures).

 Measure title CMS ID number Measure type Domain
Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report CMS50v5 Process Care Coordination
Cervical Cancer Screening CMS124v5 Process Clinical Process/Effectiveness
Colorectal Cancer Screening CMS130v5 Process Clinical Process/Effectiveness
Diabetes: Eye Exam CMS131v5 Process  Clinical Process/Effectiveness
Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention CMS138v5 Process Population/Public Health
Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain CMS166v6 Process Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources
Breast Cancer Screening CMS125v5 Process Clinical Process/Effectiveness

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Further reading:
Expert Commentary: Nathan Bays on MACRA in 2018
At long last: The documentation you need for Improvement Activity audits

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