Measure 182: Functional Outcome Assessment

This is a guide for 1.0 measure reporting. For 2.0 measure reporting, click here.

Standardized outcome assessments, questionnaires, or tools are a vital part of evidence-based practice. Using standardized tests and measures early in an episode of care establishes the patient’s baseline status and provides the ability to quantify the change in the patient's functioning.

This is a high priority measure and is eligible for one additional bonus point when reported with another high priority measure.

Note: This measure is capped at 3 points.

Who can report this measure?

PTs, OTs, and SLPs can report on this measure through the WebPT MIPS registry.

Patient Qualifications

  • Patient age (18 or older)
  • Visit Type: Initial Evaluation, Re-Evaluation, and Discharge Summary

When do I report on this measure?

Measure 182 is reported at each eligible visit or at least every 30 days, for patients seen during the performance period when an eligible procedure code is billed.  

Eligible Procedure Codes

  • PT: 97161, 97162, 97163, 97164
  • OT: 97165, 97166, 97167, 97168
  • SLP: 92610, 92611, 92612

Measure Requirements

  • Documented functional outcome assessment using a standardized functional outcome assessment tool (a tool that has been normed and validated).
  • Documentation of a Care Plan based on identified functional outcome deficiencies on the date of the identified deficiencies

Measure Specification

For more information on Measure 182, please see the Measure Specification Guide.

Measure Reporting in the WebPT EMR

  1. On the Objective tab, select any OMT test that is current and functional. Note: You may select any of the surveys in WebOutcomes to fulfill this measure. Do not select the Berg Balance Scale or the Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool, as these are not surveys. Do not select an OMT that assesses only pain as noted in the OMT Pain Category, as these will not comply with the measure requirements.
  2. Tip: Search OMT in the Add Tests box to display a complete list. 
  3. In this example, we’ll select the Hand Profile, as our patient presented with a hand-related diagnosis. Use the Yes radio button in Upper Extremity to reveal the OMT, then use the Yes radio button next to Hand Profile to open the test.
  4. Next, administer the OMT. You can use the Print Test functionality to provide the survey to the patient and enter the score into the text box when complete.
  5. Given the patient’s result, you should tailor your documentation in the Assessment and Plan tabs to address the patient’s functional definitions including Treatment to be provided and Goals. This information should form the required Care Plan.
  6. When finished documenting, validate the selection in the MIPS tab.

MIPS Tab: Reporting Selections

In the MIPS tab, the system will automatically select the measure that best fits your documentation. Below, we’ve indicated which selections meet the performance expectations.