PQRS Measure # 173
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.