Tobacco Use: Screening & Cessation Intervention

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months AND who received cessation counseling intervention if identified as a tobacco user. 

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017

Measure Info

MIPS 226 NQF 0028 NQF Endorsed
Measure Type
Measure Steward
Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
Clinical Topic Area
Prevention and Wellness
Substance Use

Care Setting
Data Source
CMS Web Interface
Electronic Health Records

ACP supports QPP measure 226: "Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco use: Screening & Cessation Intervention" because reduction of tobacco use slows the progression of respiratory disease and is a key element in the management of pulmonary disease; tobacco use is a modifiable risk factor and clinical evidence suggests that patient counseling and re-counseling by physicians increase attempts to quit; and the measure aligns with clinical recommendations of the ACP/ACCP/ ATS/ERS*and the United States Preventive Services Task Force on tobacco use and offer cessation interventions. *American College of Physicians (ACP)/American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS)/European Respiratory Society (ERS)