This measure, a Registry Clearinghouse exclusive podiatry specific measure, gives your office the opportunity to earn a high score while providing quality care to your patients.
REGCLR7 Measure Description: This measures the improvement in function of patients who are prescribed foot and ankle braces for plantar fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, and ankle sprains
To qualify for this measure, you have to dispense some sort of brace or orthotic for plantar fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, or ankle sprains.
Since there must be a documented improvement, the patient must return for a second visit. It is important when the DME is initially dispensed that you document the patient’s pain scale in your chart note. The pain scale must be on a scale 1-10.
An improvement is considered to be a decrease of pain of at least 2 points based on the pain scale 1-10. If there is not a decrease of pain of at least 2 points, you have not met this measure.
Exclusions for REGCLR7 measure are patients that are taking opioids. There will be no way to determine if the reduction of pain was due to the opioid or due to the DME. The other exclusion for this measure are patients who didn’t return for a second visit. You will not be penalized for these patients.
For this and all MIPS measures, you can earn up to 10 points. How many points you earn is directly related to your performance on this measure. If you are familiar with MIPS reporting, you may be aware that there are many measures that are difficult to score well on especially as a podiatrist.
This measure does not yet have a benchmark. This measure has not been popularized among podiatrists because it has yet to be integrated into EHR systems. Offices have to track this manually. However, if we can get at least 20 doctors to report on this measure, we can get a benchmark. Getting a benchmark lets Registry Clearinghouse help you optimize your score.
If you are a regular attendee of Registry Clearinghouse’s weekly webinars, you may be familiar with that we got benchmarks from 3 measures last year where if your office gets a performance of at least 60% or better, you earn 8 points for each of those measures. If you can report on REGCLR7, that can provide your office with another measure that directly relates to you treating your patients where it only takes 60% to earn at least 8 points.
As a reminder, our aim is for your office to earn 60/60 points. With the 6 point small practice bonus, your office can average 9 on each quality measure to get a perfect score. By reporting well on this measure, you can be reporting highly on another podiatry specific measure.
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