• linkedin
  • Increase Font
  • Sharebar

    Everything doctors need to know about CPC+ changes in 2018


    The other outcome measures include 17 metrics of which a practice needs to report on seven. Some of these measures should be easy to meet the minimum requirement, while some will be very difficult. These measures include:

     1. Depression screening and follow-up, which is for all patients 12 years old and over who are asked the PHQ-9 questions if they are positive on the initial PHQ-2 screen and have a plan documented. 

    2. Depression utilization of the PHQ-9. This is the percentage of patients 18 or older who are already diagnosed with depression who have the PHQ-9 in a four month period.

    3. Dementia: cognitive assessment. This is the percentage of patients with a diagnosis of dementia who have a Mini-Mental Status Exam or AD8 done in a 12-month period.


    RELATED READING: Dipping a toe into the world that is CPC+


    4. Smoking screening and intervention. This is the percentage of patients 18 and older who were screened for tobacco use in the past 24-month period, and were counseled, if positive.

    5. Initiation of alcohol and other drug dependence treatment.

    6. Falls-risk screening, which is for 65 and over patients who need to be screened once per year.

    7. Influenza immunization: percentage of patients six months and over seen between October 1 and March 31 who received a flu shot.

    8. Pneumococcal vaccine: this is the percentage of patients 65 and over who received a pneumonia shot.

    9. IVD (ischemic vascular disease)-use of aspirin or other antiplatelet: this is the percentage of patients 18 and over who were diagnosed with heart attack, had a CABG or cardiac stent in the twelve months prior to the measurement period or who were diagnosed with IVD and are taking aspirin or antiplatelets.

    Next: Thank you CPC+!


    You must be signed in to leave a comment. Registering is fast and free!

    All comments must follow the ModernMedicine Network community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated. ModernMedicine reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part,in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

    • No comments available

    Latest Tweets Follow