MSN touts new CMS clinical data registry measures

By staff writers

January 7, 2021 -- Billing and medical business management firm Management Services Network (MSN) has announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved five new Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) radiology measures for 2021.

Radiologists will be able to use the new measures to qualify for Medicare payments through the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), MSN said. The measures include the following:

  • QMM16: Inferior vena cava filter management confirmation
  • QMM17: Appropriate follow-up recommendations for ovarian-adnexal lesions using the Ovarian-Adnexal Reporting and Data System (O-RADS)
  • QMM18: Use of breast cancer risk score on mammography
  • QMM19: Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and fracture risk assessment for patients with osteopenia
  • QMM20: Opening pressure in lumbar puncture

The measures will increase the radiologists' quality reporting options, MSN senior vice president of regulatory affairs Claudia Murray said in a statement released by the organization.

"This is significant because radiology has experienced a decline in available MIPS measures as previous measures have topped out or been eliminated," she said.

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