374. Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report

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.

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for all patients with a referral during the performance period. This measure may be submitted by eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure for the patients for whom a referral was made during the performance period based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding. Note that all data for the reporting year is to be submitted by the deadline established by CMS. Therefore, if you see patients towards the end of the reporting period (ie, December in particular), you should communicate the consultant report as soon as possible in order for those patients to be counted in the measure numerator.