There are some inactive HCPCS codes in the 2021 Medicare Part B Claims Measure Specifications for the MIPS quality measures 360 and 405.  It is not anticipated that these inactive codes will significantly impact reporting for these measures. Please contact us if you have questions.

Quality ID (QID) 360

  • Optimizing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Count of Potential High Dose Radiation Imaging Studies: Computed Tomography (CT) and Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Studies
  • HCPCS denominator code G0297 (CT, thorax, low dose for lung cancer screening) was inactivated on 01/01/2021.
  • This measure may still be reported for performance period 2021 with the remaining denominator codes.

QID 405

  • Appropriate Follow-up Imaging for Incidental Abdominal Lesions
  • HCPCS denominator code G0297 (CT, thorax, low dose for lung cancer screening) was inactivated on 01/01/2021.
  • This measure may still be reported for performance period 2021 with the remaining denominator codes.

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Healthcentric Advisors
As the New England Quality Payment Program Support Center, Healthcentric Advisors assists New England-based physician and other eligible clinical practices to prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).