To receive credit for this activity, MIPS eligible clinicians must promote the importance of a comprehensive eye exam, which may be accomplished by any one or more of the following:
• providing literature,
• facilitating a conversation about this topic using resources such as the “Think About Your Eyes” campaign,
• referring patients to resources providing no-cost eye exams, such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeCare America and the American Optometric Association’s VISION USA, or
• promoting access to vision rehabilitation services as appropriate for individuals with chronic vision impairment.
This activity is intended for:
• Non-ophthalmologists / optometrists who refer patients to an ophthalmologist/optometrist;
• Ophthalmologists/optometrists caring for underserved patients at no cost; or
• Any clinician providing literature and/or resources on this topic.
This activity must be targeted at underserved and/or high-risk populations that would benefit from engagement regarding their eye health with the aim of improving their access to comprehensive eye exams or vision rehabilitation services.
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<h1>Objective & Validation Documentation</h1>
Objectives: Improve eye health of underserved and/or high-risk populations, and empower patients in these populations to become more educated consumers of eye care.
Validation Documentation: Evidence that eligible clinicians help underserved and/or high-risk populations understand the importance of their eye health and provide support to access comprehensive eye exams. Include all of the following elements:
1) Proof of eligible clinician/group type – Evidence that the attesting eligible clinicians are either: a providing literature and/or resources on the topic of comprehensive eye exam importance; a) non-ophthalmologists or optometrist who refer patients to an ophthalmologist/optometrist; b) ophthalmologists/optometrist caring for underserved patients at no cost; or c) eligible clinicians; AND
2) Promotion of comprehensive eye exam – Documentation that literature and/or conversation about the importance of comprehensive eye exams were provided to targeted underserved and/or high-risk populations (e.g., visit note made in medical record; copy of literature provided); AND
3) Referrals to no-cost eye exams – Documentation of patient referrals made to resources providing no-cost eye exams (e.g., American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeCare America, American Optometric Association’s VISION USA) for targeted underserved and/or high-risk populations.