2021 MIPS Measure #459: Back Pain After Lumbar Discectomy/Laminectomy

Measure Type High Priority Measure? Collection Type(s)
Patient Reported Outcome yes MIPS CQM


Measure Description

For patients 18 years of age or older who had a lumbar discectomy/laminectomy procedure, back pain is rated by the patients as less than or equal to 3.0 OR an improvement of 5.0 points or greater on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Pain scale at three months (6 to 20 weeks) postoperatively.