What Radiologists Need to Know for MIPS 2024

February 26, 2024

As the 2024 MIPS performance year begins, radiologists need to take note of two measures that have been removed from the radiology measure set. There are 6 measures available through CMS.

Measure 147: Nuclear Medicine- Correlation with Existing Imaging Studies for All Patients Undergoing Bone Scintigraphy

Measure 324: Cardiac Stress Imaging Not Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria: Testing in Asymptomatic, Low-Risk Patients

Clinicians will still be expected to report at least 6 quality measures, with one designated outcome measure. If no outcome measure is applicable, they will be expected to report a High Priority measure.

Measures that have been retained for 2024
•    Measure 145: Radiology: Exposure Dose Indices Reported for Procedures Using Fluoroscopy
o    Measure Type: Process- High Priority

•    Measure 360: Optimizing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Count of Potential High Dose Radiation Imaging Studies
o    Measure Type: Process-High Priority

•    Measure 364: Follow-Up CT Imaging for Incidentally Detecting Pulmonary Nodules
o    Measure Type: Process- High Priority

•    Measure 405: Appropriate Follow-up Imaging for Incidental Abdominal Lesions
o    Measure Type: Process-High Priority

•    Measure 406: Appropriate Follow-Up Imaging for Incidental Thyroid Nodules in Patients
o    Measure Type: Process-High Priority

•    Measure 436: Radiation Consideration for Adult CT
o    Measure Type: Process

Look for a New Measure in 2025
We expect CMS to finalize an additional measure for reporting in the 2025 performance year: 
•    Measure 494: Excessive Radiation Dose or Inadequate Image Quality for Diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT) Adults