Quality Improvement

The following information is intended as an educational resource for APA members on performance measures and an opportunity for members to provide feedback on this subject. This information is on accessible by APA members. More

APA Platform and Strategy on Performance Measurement

View the official platform and strategy on performance measurement of the American Psychiatric Association.

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PsychPRO: APA’s Mental Health Registry

APA is committed to helping psychiatrists navigate the landscape of quality improvement and measurement-based care. As such, the creation of a mental health registry will:

  • Help psychiatrists meet new quality reporting requirements and deliver high quality care
  • Help psychiatrists avoid payment penalties and instead achieve bonuses for meeting CMS quality reporting requirements
  • Reduce the burden of submitting Performance-in-Practice data and obtaining ABPN MOC Part IV credit to maintain board certification and hospital credentialing

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APA Overview of Current Quality Measures

A general overview of current federal or national quality performance and reporting programs for health care, designed to introduce APA members and their staffs to these programs.

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Mental Health Performance Measures

Access the All Measures Spreadsheet, learn how to use the document and find related resources.

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Quality Measures for MIPS Quality Category Reporting

View the list of 2017 MIPS Individual Quality Measures Pertinent to Psychiatrists.

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Measure Development

Find tools used for the development of quality improvement and measurement.

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National Organizations and Initiatives

Learn about national organizations and initiatives focused on quality improvement and measurement.

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Choosing Wisely

View the list of APA's five recommendations for the Choosing Wisely iniative.

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CMS Sunset of PQRS Program

The PQRS program was sunsetted by CMS as of January 1, 2017. The last patient visit that you can report a quality measure within this program was December 31, 2016.

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on January 1, 2017. View the list of 2017 MIPS Individual Quality Measures Pertinent to Psychiatrists.

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This material is provided as a service to APA members by the QIPS Department (Quality Improvement & Psychiatric Services). Please contact us at qualityandpayment@psych.org with comments, questions, and suggestions for improvement.

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