• MIPS 2018—Quality: The All-Cause Hospital Readmission (ACR) Measure for Larger Practices

    Written By: Rebecca Hancock, Flora Lum, MD, Chris McDonagh, Cherie McNett, Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH, and Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS

    This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2018; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page

    In addition to the 6 quality measures that you should actively report, the quality performance category includes 1 population measure—the All-Cause Hospital Readmission (ACR) Measure.

    It is very unlikely that this measure applies to you. You would need to have a high volume of unplanned readmissions to hospital within 30 days of an initial discharge. This measure only applies to larger groups (16 or more eligible clinicians) that meet the case minimum requirement of 200 cases (10 times larger than the case minimum requirement for the reportable quality measures).

    Practices don’t need to report this measure. They will be evaluated based on Medicare administrative claims data. The performance period for the ACR measure is the calendar year.


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