McKesson approved as QCDR for 2021 MIPS Program Year

March 26, 2021  –  McKesson has received approval from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the fifth consecutive year to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR).

As a CMS-approved QCDR, Practice Insights, a practice performance analytics tool powered by McKesson’s new oncology technology and insights business Ontada, can collect and report clinical data on behalf of clinicians for both MIPS and custom QCDR quality measures to drive improvements in quality and cost of care.

The designation enables iKnowMed electronic health record (EHR) users to efficiently submit data directly to CMS without engaging a separate registry vendor, streamlining data submission and minimizing the need for additional administrative resources.

In addition, CMS approved all eight of the custom QCDR measures developed by The US Oncology Network and submitted as part of McKesson’s 2021 application, confirming the importance of these measures to the quality and integrity of oncology care.

The eight oncology-specific custom QCDR measures submitted by McKesson and approved by CMS include:

  • Advance care planning in patients with metastatic cancer
  • Patient-reported pain improvement
  • Mutation testing for lung cancer completed prior to start of targeted therapy
  • Supportive care drug utilization in last 14 days of life
  • Hepatitis B serology testing and prophylactic treatment prior to receiving anti-CD20 targeting drugs
  • Utilization of PET, PET/CT or CT scans for breast cancer stage 0, I or II at any time during the course of evaluation and treatment
  • Utilization of GCSF in metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Combination chemotherapy recommended or received within 4 months of diagnosis by women under 70 with AJCC stage T1cN0M0 to Stage 1B-III ER/PR negative breast cancer

Along with The US Oncology Network, McKesson also supports oncology practices through its Onmark GPO, and the QCDR measure approvals reflect the organization’s insight into the entire landscape of oncology care.

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