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Orthopedic/Neurosurgery Measures | September 2021 Update

MNCM will restart data collection for the total knee replacement, and spine (lumbar fusion, lumbar discectomy/laminectomy) measures. 

Procedures for the total knee and lumbar fusion measures begin on 10/01/2021, and procedures for lumbar discectomy/laminectomy begin on 01/01/2022. These dates prepare for the first reporting of the redesigned measures which will begin with the 2023 Measurement Year (reported in 2024). 

For information about the redesign of these measures, please download the attachment below. 

Data collection for these measures will be through MNCM’s through PIPE program. There will not be a mechanism to collect these measures through DDS. MNCM will be reaching out to practices to establish a timeline for their PIPE implementation.

Technical measure specifications will be available in October.

Historical information about the redesign of the measures before they were temporarily suspended can be found here.
Creation date: 9/11/2021 8:57 PM (kormanik@mncm.org)      Updated: 9/13/2021 3:15 PM (larsen@mncm.org)
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