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Clinical Quality Measures

As part of Meaningful Use, an Eligible Professional (EP) will also need to report on a total of 9 Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) in order to successfully meet Meaningful Use. See table below. EPs must report on 9 CQMs which musts be selected from the 19 for which Kareo has received certification.  Among the 19 certified CQMs, Kareo provides the CMS pediatric recommended set and the adult recommended set.  An EP may mix and match between the sets, but must make sure they represent at least 3 of the 9 National Quality Strategy (NQS) domains.

Important reminders on reporting CQM's

  • There are no minimum values to achieve.
  • Report the results generated by Kareo EHR.
  • All documentation needs to be completed before a note is signed.
  • An E&M code must be documented on the superbill before a note is signed.

 Note: The Clinical Quality Measures and CQM Daily Report  will be replaced by the Quality Measures Dashboard upon 2015 certification. Estimated to be ready by 2018.

CMS CQM Recommended Core Sets

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Adult Recommended Core Set Pediatric Recommended Core Set
Functional Status Assessment for Complex Chronic Conditions     Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma
Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression & Follow-Up Plan
Documentation of Current Medication in the Medical Record Appropriate Treatment for Children with Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)
Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression & Follow-Up Plan   Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities
Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening & Follow-Up     ADHD: Follow-Up Care for Children Prescribed Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication
Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain     Chlamydia Screening for Women
Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly     Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children & Adolescents
Controlling High Blood Pressure     Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis
Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening & Cessation Intervention    Childhood Immunization Status