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CMS 50 - Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report

Updated: 05/16/2024|Views: 2790

CMS 50 / Quality ID #374

Percentage of patients with referrals, regardless of age, for which the referring clinician receives a report from the clinician to whom the patient was referred.

Denominator: Number of patients, regardless of age, who had an encounter during the measurement period and were referred by one clinician to another clinician on or before October 31.
  • Create a note detailing the patient’s office visit.
  • Click to select "Transferring".
  • Click Care Coordination and select Send Referral.
  • Follow the directions for creating and sending the referral by either Direct Message or eFax.
  • Click Save. A copy of the referral is saved in Referrals.
Numerator: Number of patients with a referral on or before October 31, for which the referring clinician received a report from the clinician to whom the patient was referred.
  • Open Referrals.
  • When a Consultation Report is received from the provider to whom the patient was referred, click to select "Received".
Office Visit Documentation:

Once all steps have been completed, the measure will be added to the Quality Measures Report.

Measure type: Process
High Priority Measure: Yes
Telehealth Eligible: Yes