IA Measures

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Behavioral and Mental Health

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#IA_BMH_4 Depression screening

Description :

Depression screening and follow-up plan: Regular engagement of MIPS eligible clinicians or groups in integrated prevention and treatment interventions, including depression screening and follow-up plan (refer to NQF #0418) for patients with co-occurring conditions of behavioral or mental health conditions.
  • Subcatagory Name :

    Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_BMH_1 Diabetes screening

Description :

Diabetes screening for people with schizophrenia or bipolar disease who are using antipsychotic medication.
  • Subcatagory Name :

    Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_BMH_8 Electronic Health Record Enhancements for BH data capture

Description :

Enhancements to an electronic health record to capture additional data on behavioral health (BH) populations and use that data for additional decision-making purposes (e.g., capture of additional BH data results in additional depression screening for at-risk patient not previously identified).
  • Subcatagory Name :

    Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_BMH_6 Implementation of co-location PCP and MH services

Description :

Integration facilitation, and promotion of the colocation of mental health services in primary and/or non-primary clinical care settings.
  • Subcatagory Name :

    Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Activity Weighting :

    High

#IA_BMH_7 Implementation of integrated PCBH model

Description :

Offer integrated behavioral health services to support patients with behavioral health needs, dementia, and poorly controlled chronic conditions that could include one or more of the following: Use evidence-based treatment protocols and treatment to goal where appropriate; Use evidence-based screening and case finding strategies to identify individuals at risk and in need of services; Ensure regular communication and coordinated workflows between eligible clinicians in primary care and behavioral health; Conduct regular case reviews for at-risk or unstable patients and those who are not responding to treatment; Use of a registry or certified health information technology functionality to support active care management and outreach to patients in treatment; and/or Integrate behavioral health and medical care plans and facilitate integration through co-location of services when feasible.
  • Subcatagory Name :

    Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Activity Weighting :

    High

#IA_BMH_5 MDD prevention and treatment interventions

Description :

Major depressive disorder: Regular engagement of MIPS eligible clinicians or groups in integrated prevention and treatment interventions, including suicide risk assessment (refer to NQF #0104) for mental health patients with co-occurring conditions of behavioral or mental health conditions.
  • Subcatagory Name :

    Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_BMH_2 Tobacco use

Description :

Tobacco use: Regular engagement of MIPS eligible clinicians or groups in integrated prevention and treatment interventions, including tobacco use screening and cessation interventions (refer to NQF #0028) for patients with co-occurring conditions of behavioral or mental health and at risk factors for tobacco dependence.
  • Subcatagory Name :

    Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_BMH_3 Unhealthy alcohol use

Description :

Unhealthy alcohol use: Regular engagement of MIPS eligible clinicians or groups in integrated prevention and treatment interventions, including screening and brief counseling (refer to NQF #2152) for patients with co-occurring conditions of behavioral or mental health conditions.
  • Subcatagory Name :

    Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium