What are the technical measure changes related to 2020 Measurement Year (Reported in 2021)?

The following technical measure changes will be applied for 2020 MY (2020 Dates of Service): 

  • To align with national measurement naming conventions, MNCM publications will now use the Measurement Year (MY) naming convention to distinguish annual publication releases. This naming convention replaces the previous use of Report Year. This new naming convention in general reflects the dates of service that clinic performance is measured. 
  • MNCM will now release Preliminary Specifications and Value Sets for the next submission cycle in addition to Final Specifications and Value Sets. 
  • Addition of telehealth visit codes for all measures with the exception of Depression Care
  • Blood pressures that are taken by the patient on a digital device in the context of a virtual (online or telephone visit) are acceptable. 
  • Aspirin and statin medication exception updates
  • Aspirin and statin medication exception Value Set updates

Creation date: 10/21/2020 3:02 PM      Updated: 4/12/2022 11:53 AM
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