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Improvement activities breakdown

Expanded Practice Access

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#IA_EPA_4 Additional improvements in access as a result of QIN/QIO TA

Description :

As a result of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization technical assistance, performance of additional activities that improve access to services (e.g., investment of on-site diabetes educator).
  • Subcategory Name :

    Expanded Practice Access
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_EPA_3 Collection and use of patient experience and satisfaction data on access

Description :

Collection of patient experience and satisfaction data on access to care and development of an improvement plan, such as outlining steps for improving communications with patients to help understanding of urgent access needs
  • Subcategory Name :

    Expanded Practice Access
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_EPA_1 Provide 24/7 access to eligible clinicians or groups who have real-time access to patient's medical record

Description :

Provide 24/7 access to MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or care teams for advice about urgent and emergent care (e.g., eligible clinician and care team access to medical record, cross-coverage with access to medical record, or protocol-driven nurse line with access to medical record) that could include one or more of the following: Expanded hours in evenings and weekends with access to the patient medical record (e.g., coordinate with small practices to provide alternate hour office visits and urgent care); Use of alternatives to increase access to care team by MIPS eligible clinicians and groups, such as e-visits, phone visits, group visits, home visits and alternate locations (e.g., senior centers and assisted living centers); and/or Provision of same-day or next-day access to a consistent MIPS eligible clinician, group or care team when needed for urgent care or transition management.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Expanded Practice Access
  • Activity Weighting :

    High

#IA_EPA_2 Use of telehealth services that expand practice access

Description :

Use of telehealth services and analysis of data for quality improvement, such as participation in remote specialty care consults or teleaudiology pilots that assess ability to still deliver quality care to patients.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Expanded Practice Access
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_EPA_1 Provide 24/7 Access to MIPS Eligible Clinicians or Groups Who Have Real-Time Access to Patient's Medical Record

Description :

• Provide 24/7 access to MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or care teams for advice about urgent and emergent care (e.g., MIPS eligible clinician and care team access to medical record, cross-coverage with access to medical record, or protocol-driven nurse line with access to medical record) that could include one or more of the following: • Expanded hours in evenings and weekends with access to the patient medical record (e.g., coordinate with small practices to provide alternate hour office visits and urgent care); • Use of alternatives to increase access to care team by MIPS eligible clinicians and groups, such as e-visits, phone visits, group visits, home visits and alternate locations (e.g., senior centers and assisted living centers); and/or Provision of same-day or next-day access to a consistent MIPS eligible clinician, group or care team when needed for urgent care or transition management.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Expanded Practice Access
  • Activity Weighting :

    High

#IA_EPA_2 Use of telehealth services that expand practice access

Description :

Use of telehealth services and analysis of data for quality improvement, such as participation in remote specialty care consults or teleaudiology pilots that assess ability to still deliver quality care to patients.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Expanded Practice Access
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_EPA_3 Collection and use of patient experience and satisfaction data on access

Description :

Collection of patient experience and satisfaction data on access to care and development of an improvement plan, such as outlining steps for improving communications with patients to help understanding of urgent access needs.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Expanded Practice Access
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_EPA_4 Additional improvements in access as a result of QIN/QIO TA

Description :

As a result of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization technical assistance, performance of additional activities that improve access to services (e.g., investment of on-site diabetes educator).
  • Subcategory Name :

    Expanded Practice Access
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium

#IA_EPA_5 Participation in User Testing of the Quality Payment Program Website (https://qpp.cms.gov/)

Description :

User participation in the Quality Payment Program website testing is an activity for eligible clinicians who have worked with CMS to provided substantive, timely, and responsive input to improve the CMS Quality Payment Program website through product user-testing that enhances system and program accessibility, readability and responsiveness as well as providing feedback for developing tools and guidance thereby allowing for a more user-friendly and accessible clinician and practice Quality Payment Program website experience.
  • Subcategory Name :

    Expanded Practice Access
  • Activity Weighting :

    Medium