For use with CEHRT certified to the 2015 cures update
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.
|Electronic Prescribing||Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program||10 Points|
The MIPS eligible clinician must attest YES to conducting a query of a PDMP for at least one Schedule II opioid electronically prescribed using CEHRT to earn the bonus points.
Definition of Terms & Additional Information
Prescription – The authorization by a MIPS eligible clinician to a pharmacist to dispense a drug that the pharmacist would not dispense to the patient without such authorization.
Permissible Prescriptions – All drugs meeting the current definition of a prescription as the authorization by a clinician 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.
Opioids – Opioids listed as Schedule II controlled substances under 21 CFR 1308.12.
PDMP – an electronic database that tracks prescriptions of controlled substances at the State level.
Any MIPS eligible clinician meeting one or more of the following criteria may be excluded from the PDMP measure if the MIPS eligible clinician;
1. Is unable to electronically prescribe Schedule II opioids and Schedule III and IV drugs in accordance with applicable law during the performance period.
2. Writes fewer than 100 permissible prescriptions during the performance period.
3. Querying a PDMP would impose an excessive workflow or cost burden prior to the start of the performance period they select in CY 2023.