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Measure #478: Functional Status Change for Patients with Neck Impairments

National Quality Strategy Domain: National Quality Strategy Domain: Communication and Care Coordination

Meaningful Measure Area: Patient Reported Functional Outcomes

Measure Type: Patient Reported Outcome

High Priority: Yes

Description: This is a patient-reported outcome performance measure (PRO-PM) consisting of a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) of risk-adjusted change in functional status (FS) for patients aged 14+ with neck impairments.  The change in FS is assessed using the Neck FS PROM.  The measure is risk-adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes.  It is used as a performance measure at the patient, individual, clinician, and clinic levels 

Instructions: This outcome measure is to be submitted once per Treatment Episode for all patients with a functional deficit related to the neck. This is an outcome measure, and its calculation requires submitting of the patient’s FS PROM score, as a minimum, at the start (Initial Evaluation or Intake) and again at the conclusion (Discharge) of a Treatment Episode. The Initial Evaluation score is recorded during the first treatment encounter, and the Discharge score is recorded at or near the conclusion of the final treatment encounter. It is anticipated that Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians providing treatment for functional neck deficits will submit this measure.

Measure 478 Specifications

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