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Four MNCM Measures Added to Federal Programs

On November 1, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
Four MNCM measures have been added to the QPP for 2019:

  • Average change in leg pain lumbar fusion
  • Average change in functional status lumbar fusion
  • Average change in functional status total knee replacement
  • Average change in functional status lumbar discectomy/laminotomy

In addition to these new measures, seven other MNCM Measures are already included in the QPP:

  • Depression Remission at 12 Months
  • Depression Remission at 6 Months
  • Depression Utilization of the PHQ-9
  • Optimal Asthma Control
  • Average change in back pain lumbar discectomy/laminotomy
  • Average change in back pain lumbar fusion
  • Average change in leg pain lumbar discectomy/laminotomy

MNCM is pleased to have measures that were developed through our community stakeholder process included in federal programs.