Last updated: May 18, 2016
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS50v3|
Percentage of patients with referrals, regardless of age, for which the referring provider receives a report from the provider to whom the patient was referred.
|Initial Patient Population:||
Number of patients, regardless of age, who were referred by one provider to another provider, and who had a visit during the measurement period.
Equals Initial Patient Population
Number of patients with a referral, for which the referring provider received a report from the provider to whom the patient was referred.
|Measure Steward:||Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services|
|National Quality Strategy Domain:||Communication and Care Coordination|
|Next Version:||Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report|
A higher score indicates better quality
The provider to whom the patient was referred should be the same provider that sends the report.
If there are multiple referrals for a patient during the measurement period, use the first referral.