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IA Measures

For 2020, CMS has modified the list of approved improvement activities – removing some from the 2019 list, totalling the number of improvement activities to 105 from 118 in 2019.

These improvement activities are also divided into sub-categories as in 2019 and carry two weightages – medium and high.

IA Subcategories
Activity Weighting
Activity Weighting

IA_AHE_1 Engagement of New Medicaid Patients and Follow-up

Description :

Seeing new and follow-up Medicaid patients in a timely manner, including individuals dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. A timely manner is defined as within 10 business days for this activity.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Achieving Health Equity
  • Activity Weighting :

    High

IA_AHE_3 Promote Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Tools

Description :

Demonstrate performance of activities for employing patient-reported outcome (PRO) tools and corresponding collection of PRO data such as the use of PHQ-2 or PHQ-9, PROMIS instruments, patient reported Wound-Quality of Life (QoL), patient reported Wound Outcome, and patient reported Nutritional Screening.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Achieving Health Equity
  • Activity Weighting :

    High

IA_AHE_5 MIPS Eligible Clinician Leadership in Clinical Trials or CBPR

Description :

MIPS eligible clinician leadership in clinical trials, research alliances or community-based participatory research (CBPR) that identify tools, research or processes that can focuses on minimizing disparities in healthcare access, care quality, affordability, or outcomes.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Achieving Health Equity
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

IA_AHE_6 Provide Education Opportunities for New Clinicians

Description :

MIPS eligible clinicians acting as a preceptor for clinicians-in-training (such as medical residents/fellows, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or clinical nurse specialists) and accepting such clinicians for clinical rotations in community practices in small, underserved, or rural areas.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Achieving Health Equity
  • Activity Weighting :

    High