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IA_PSPA_8 Use of Patient Safety Tools is an Improvement Activity worth 10 of the required 40 points for the MIPS Category. CMS describes the measure as “Use of tools that assist specialty practices in tracking specific measures that are meaningful to their practice, such as use of a surgical risk calculator, evidence based protocols (such as Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols), the CDC Guide for Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings, predictive algorithms, or other such tools.” But what does that mean? And what must you have documented to meet the measure when CMS contractors come to audit?

This course covers the essentials of the measure.

  • Examples of sufficient patient safety tools and protocols
  • Necessary documentation to prove utilization of tools or protocols
  • Documentation for tracking of the “measures that are meaningful to their practice”

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