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PQRS Measure # 173

PIMSY behavioral health EHR alcohol screening

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 5/9/14

For Mental / Behavioral Health PQRS Measure # 173, Preventive care and screening: Unhealthy alcohol use

"Do providers have to use their own alcohol screening for measure # 173, or do they have to use a standardized screening from Medicare?"

You can use your own as long as it is used consistently across all patients.  However, there is one that is recommended: Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much. Click here to access a PDF copy.

Want more details about the PQRS measures that apply to mental / behavioral health, substance abuse or psychiatry practices? Check out:
PQRS Guide for Mental Health
APA Practice Central PQRS Overview


Leigh-Ann Renz is the Marketing & Business Development Director of PIMSY EHR. For more information about electronic solutions for your practice, check out Mental Health EHR.

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