Medicare requires that eligible professionals report on at least six quality measures for at least 60% of eligible patient visits (a professional’s Part B patients for whom the measure applies according to the measure frequency specification). The AQC recommends that audiologists report on all six measures whenever the patient qualifies.
To avoid a MIPS payment penalty in 2021, in 2019 audiologists must
- report a positive action on a minimum of 60% of the Medicare patients visits for hearing evaluations, vestibular evaluations, and/or tinnitus evaluations for Measure #130, Measure #134, and Measure #226, AND
- report a positive action on a minimum of 60% of the eligible Medicare patients seen for vestibular evaluations for Measure #154, Measure #155, and Measure #261.