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Advancing Care Bonus Eligible Improvement Activities

The following Improvement Activities are eligible for the Advancing Care Information Performance Category Bonus.  A provider may earn a 5% bonus in the Advancing Care category by completing one or more of these activities using Certified EHR Technology.

Note:  Sixteen of the measure require successful implementation of the 2015 Edition CEHRT which Kareo will achieve by January 1, 2018. 


Available for 2014 Edition CEHRT:

Implementation of use of specialist reports back to referring clinician or group to close referral loop

  • Performance of regular practices that include providing specialist reports back to the referring MIPS eligible clinician or group to close the referral loop or where the referring MIPS eligible clinical or group initiates regular inquiries to specialist for specialist reports which could be documented or noted in the certified EHR technology
  • Activity Weighting: Medium

Use of decision support and standardized treatment protocols

  • Use decision support and standardized treatment protocols to manage workflow in the team to meet patient needs.
  • Activity weighting: Medium


Available for 2015 Edition CEHRT:

  1. Provide 24/7 access to eligible clinicians or groups who have real-time access to patient’s medical record
  2. Anticoagulation management improvements
  3. Glycemic management services
  4. Chronic care and preventative care management for empaneled patients
  5. Implementation of methodologies for improvement in longitudinal care management for high risk patients
  6. Implementation of episodic care management practice
  7. Implementation of medication management practice improvements
  8. Implementation of documentation improvements for practice/process improvements
  9. Implementation of practices/processes for developing regular individual care plans
  10. Practice improvements for bilateral exchange of patient information
  11. Use of certified EHR to capture patient reported outcomes
  12. Engagement of patients through implementation of improvements in patient proval
  13. Engagement of patients, family and caregivers in developing a plan of care
  14. Leveraging a QCDR to standardize processes for screening
  15. Implementation of integrated PCBH model
  16. Electronic Health Record Enhancement for BH data capture
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