MIPS Quality Measure Spotlight: Influenza Immunization

In preparation for the 2019-2020 flu season, many clinicians have chosen to report on the Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization MIPS quality measure (Quality ID: 110). This measure tracks the percentage of patients 6 months and older who were seen for a visit between October 1 and March 31 of the current flu season and received an influenza immunization OR who reported previous receipt of an influenza immunization. To help improve your score on this quality measure in 2020, consider the following tips.

  • Immunizations that are administered in August and September 2019 can be documented for MIPS when the patient visits the office during flu season (October 1, 2019-March 31, 2020).
  • Keep in mind that when a patient declines the influenza vaccine, the reason why must be documented to receive full credit for the measure.
  • Try to get access to data from other facilities where patients receive vaccines (Minute Clinic, county health departments, etc.) and incorporate that into the patient’s chart.

For more information on the Influenza Immunization quality measure, see the Explore Measures Tool on the QPP website. For more information about how to prepare your practice for flu season, see the CDC’s Fight Flu Toolkit.