Quality Measure Changes for Registry Reporting in 2021

December 30, 2020
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Rick Gawenda
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2021 Medicare Part B Registry Quality Measure specifications and supporting documents. This release provides comprehensive descriptions of the 2021 registry Quality Measures for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality Performance Category.

In this article, I will highlight the 2021 significant changes for each Quality Measure that can be reported via a registry by physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) as well as list the denominator criteria for each Quality Measure that can be reported via a registry as it applies to PTs, OTs, and SLPs.

In addition, I have also created an Excel Spreadsheet that details which Quality Measures must be reported dependent on what CPT code(s) was billed on that date of service. There is 1 tab for Claims reporting and 1 tab for Registry reporting. To access the Excel Spreadsheet, click

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