Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) | MIPS PI Measures for 2019 Reporting

For use with CEHRT certified to the 2015 edition.

Measure Description

For at least one Schedule II opioid electronically prescribed using CEHRT during the performance period, the MIPS eligible clinician uses data from CEHRT to conduct a query of a PDMP for prescription drug history, except where prohibited and in accordance with applicable law.

Objective Measure Maximum Points
Electronic Prescribing Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program 5 bonus points

Reporting Requirements

Numerator

The number of Schedule II opioid prescriptions in the denominator for which data from CEHRT is used to conduct a query of a PDMP for prescription drug history except where prohibited and in accordance with applicable law.

Denominator

Number of Schedule II opioids electronically prescribed using CEHRT by the MIPS eligible clinician during the performance period.

Definition of Terms & Additional Information

Opioids – Schedule II controlled substances under 21 CFR 1308.122, as they are recognized as having a high potential for abuse with potential for severe psychological or physical dependence.

Permissible Prescriptions – All drugs meeting the current definition of a prescription as the authorization by a provider to dispense a drug that would not be dispensed without such authorization and may include electronic prescriptions of controlled substances where creation of an electronic prescription for the medication is feasible using CEHRT and where allowable by state and local law.

PDMP – an electronic database that tracks prescriptions of controlled substances at the State level.

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