HEDIS Program 2018 Changes 01.12.2018 .pdf

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Highlights of new & changed 2018 HEDIS measures
NCQA’S SEVEN NEW QUALITY MEASURES

NCQA’S CHANGES TO EXISTING MEASURES

1. Transitions of Care: Assesses percentage of inpatient (IP) discharges for
Medicare members who had each of the following during the
measurement year:

1. Telehealth for Behavioral Health Measures:
Introduced telehealth in seven behavioral health
measures, such as allowing one follow-up visit to
occur via telehealth for children prescribed Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medication.



Notification of IP Admission



Receipt of Discharge Information



Patient Engagement After IP Discharge



Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge

2. Follow-up After Emergency Department (ED) Visit for Medicare members
with high-risk multiple chronic conditions (follow-up care within seven days
of ED visit)
3. Use of Opioids at High Dosage: Assesses rate of all health plan members
who receive long-term opioids at high dosage

2. Mental Health Utilization (MPT): Added telehealth
modifiers
3. Plan All-Cause Readmissions: Added the Medicaid
product line
4. Breast Cancer Screening: Added digital breast
tomosynthesis to numerator criteria

4. Use of Opioids from Multiple Providers: Rate of all health plan members
who receive opioids from multiple prescribers and multiple pharmacies
5. Depression screening and follow-up (if screened positive) for adolescents
and adults
6. Unhealthy Alcohol Use screening and follow-up within two months (if
screened positive)
7. Pneumococcal Vaccination Coverage for older adults

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