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2024 MIPS Measure #291: Assessment of Cognitive Impairment or Dysfunction for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease



MIPS Clinical Quality Measures (CQMS)



Percentage of all patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) who were assessed for cognitive impairment or dysfunction once during the measurement period.


This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease seen during the performance period. This measure may be submitted by Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

NOTE: Patient encounters for this measure conducted via telehealth (including but not limited to encounters coded with GQ, GT, 95, POS 02, POS 10) are allowable.

‌Measure Submission Type

Measure data may be submitted by individual MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third-party intermediaries. The listed denominator criteria are used to identify the intended patient population. The numerator options included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions as allowed by the measure. The quality data codes listed do not need to be submitted by MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third-party intermediaries that utilize this modality for submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those third-party intermediaries that utilize Medicare Part B claims data. For more information regarding Application Programming Interface (API), please refer to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website.


All patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

DENOMINATOR NOTE: *Signifies that this CPT Category I code is a non-covered service under the Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). These non-covered services should be counted in the denominator population for MIPS CQMs.

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

All patients regardless of age


Diagnosis for Parkinson’s disease (ICD-10-CM): G20.A1, G20.A2, G20.B1, G20.B2, G20.C


Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 96125, 97129, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99211, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99242*, 99243*, 99244*, 99245*, 99304, 99305, 99306, 99307, 99308, 99309, 99310, 99421, 99422, 99423, 99441, 99442, 99443, 99483


Patients (or care partner as appropriate) who were assessed for cognitive impairment or dysfunction once during the measurement period


Assessed Is defined as a discussion with the patient or care partner or use of a screening tool OR referral to neuropsychologist for testing.

Numerator Instructions:

Screening tools approved for use in this measure include:

  • Dementia Rating Scale (DRS-2)
  • Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE)
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
  • Neuro-QoL
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia – Short Screen (PDD-SS)
  • Parkinson Neuropsychiatric Dementia Assessment (PANDA)
  • Parkinson’s Disease- Cognitive Rating Scale (PD-CRS)
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)
  • Scales for Outcomes of Parkinson’s Disease – Cognition (SCOPA- Cog)

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Cognitive impairment or dysfunction assessed (3720F)


Denominator Exception: Patient or care partner decline assessment (G0036)


Denominator Exception: On date of encounter, patient is not able to participate in assessment or screening, including non-verbal patients, delirious, severely aphasic, severely developmentally delayed, severe visual or hearing impairment and for those patients, no knowledgeable informant available. (G0037)


Performance Not Met: Cognitive impairment or dysfunction was not assessed, reason not otherwise specified (3720F with 8P)

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