Neurosurgical MIPS Specialty Measure Set (2021)

CMS specialty measure sets may be reported as an alternative to reporting 6 separate quality measures. If a measure set has less than 6 measures, eligible groups and clinicians must report all measures in the set. However, if a set has more than 6 measures, participants may choose the 6 measures that best fit their practice. Remember, at least one outcome measure must be reported, regardless of whether or not an outcome measure is included in a measure set.

Quality IdMeasure NameHigh PriorityMeasure TypeMeasure Description
021Perioperative Care: Selection of Prophylactic Antibiotic – First OR Second-Generation CephalosporinyesProcessPercentage of surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures with the indications for a first OR second-generation cephalosporin prophylactic antibiotic who had an order for a first OR second-generation cephalosporin for antimicrobial prophylaxisView
023Perioperative Care: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis (When Indicated in ALL Patients)yesProcessPercentage of surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures for which venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis is indicated in all patients, who had an order for Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH), Low-Dose Unfractionated Heparin (LDUH), adjusted-dose warfarin, fondaparinux or mechanical prophylaxis to be given within 24 hours prior to incision time or within 24 hours after surgery end timeView
130Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical RecordyesProcessPercentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible professional or eligible clinician attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the-counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications' name, dosage, frequency and route of administrationView
187Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Thrombolytic TherapynoProcessPercentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke who arrive at the hospital within two hours of time last known well and for whom IV t-PA was initiated within three hours of time last known wellView
226Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation InterventionnoProcessPercentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months AND who received tobacco cessation intervention if identified as a tobacco user.View
409Clinical Outcome Post Endovascular Stroke TreatmentyesOutcomePercentage of patients with a mRs score of 0 to 2 at 90 days following endovascular stroke interventionView
413Door to Puncture Time for Endovascular Stroke TreatmentyesIntermediate OutcomePercentage of patients undergoing endovascular stroke treatment who have a door to puncture time of less than two hoursView
459Average Change in Back Pain Following Lumbar Discectomy/LaminotomyyesPatient Reported OutcomeFor patients 18 years of age or older who had a lumbar discectomy/laminectomy procedure, back pain is rated by the patients as less than or equal to 3.0 OR an improvement of 5.0 points or greater on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Pain scale at three months (6 to 20 weeks) postoperatively.View
461Average Change in Leg Pain Following Lumbar Discectomy and/or LaminotomyyesPatient Reported OutcomeFor patients 18 years of age or older who had a lumbar discectomy/laminectomy procedure, leg pain is rated by the patients as less than or equal to 3.0 OR an improvement of 5.0 points or greater on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Pain scale at three months (6 to 20 weeks) postoperatively.View
471Average Change in Functional Status Following Lumbar Discectomy/Laminotomy SurgeryyesPatient Reported OutcomeFor patients age 18 and older who had lumbar discectomy/laminectomy procedure, functional status is rated by the patient as less than or equal to 22 OR a change of 30 points or greater on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI version 2.1a) * at three months (6 to 20 weeks) postoperatively * hereafter referred to as ODI.View

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