Quality Measures

Individual Quality Measures

High Priority Measure
Search By Keyword

#1 Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control (>9%)

Description :

Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had hemoglobin A1c > 9.0% during the measurement period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Intermediate Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#5 Heart Failure (HF): Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with a current or prior left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 40% who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy either within a 12 month period when seen in the outpatient setting OR at each hospital discharge
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#6 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Antiplatelet Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) seen within a 12 month period who were prescribed aspirin or clopidogrel
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#7 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Beta-Blocker Therapy-Prior Myocardial Infarction (MI) or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF <40%)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who also have a prior MI or a current or prior LVEF <40% who were prescribed beta-blocker therapy
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#8 Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with a current or prior left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 40% who were prescribed beta-blocker therapy either within a 12 month period when seen in the outpatient setting OR at each hospital discharge
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#9 Anti-Depressant Medication Management

Description :

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older who were treated with antidepressant medication, had a diagnosis of major depression, and who remained on an antidepressant medication treatment. Two rates are reported. a. Percentage of patients who remained on an antidepressant medication for at least 84 days (12 weeks). b. Percentage of patients who remained on an antidepressant medication for at least 180 days (6 months).
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#12 Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG): Optic Nerve Evaluation

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) who have an optic nerve head evaluation during one or more office visits within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#14 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Dilated Macular Examination

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 50 years and older with a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who had a dilated macular examination performed which included documentation of the presence or absence of macular thickening or hemorrhage AND the level of macular degeneration severity during one or more office visits within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#18 Diabetic Retinopathy: Documentation of Presence or Absence of Macular Edema and Level of Severity of Retinopathy

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy who had a dilated macular or fundus exam performed which included documentation of the level of severity of retinopathy and the presence or absence of macular edema during one or more office visits within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#19 Diabetic Retinopathy: Communication with the Physician Managing Ongoing Diabetes Care

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy who had a dilated macular or fundus exam performed with documented communication to the physician who manages the ongoing care of the patient with diabetes mellitus regarding the findings of the macular or fundus exam at least once within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#21 Perioperative Care: Selection of Prophylactic Antibiotic - First OR Second Generation Cephalosporin

Description :

Percentage of surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures with the indications for a first OR second generation cephalosporin prophylactic antibiotic who had an order for a first OR second generation cephalosporin for antimicrobial prophylaxis
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#23 Perioperative Care: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis (When Indicated in ALL Patients)

Description :

Percentage of surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures for which venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis is indicated in all patients, who had an order for Low Molecular Weight Heparin(LMWH), Low- Dose Unfractionated Heparin(LDUH), adjusted-dose warfarin, fondaparinux or mechanical prophylaxis to be given within 24 hours prior to incision time or within 24 hours after surgery end time.
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#24 Communication with the Physician or Other Clinician Managing On-going Care Post-Fracture for Men and Women Aged 50 Years and Older

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 50 years and older treated for a fracture with documentation of communication, between the physician treating the fracture and the physician or other clinician managing the patient's on-going care, that a fracture occurred and that the patient was or should be considered for osteoporosis treatment or testing. This measure is reported by the physician who treats the fracture and who therefore is held accountable for the communication
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#32 Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) who were prescribed antithrombotic therapy at discharge
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#39 Screening for Osteoporosis for Women Aged 65-85 Years of Age

Description :

Percentage of female patients aged 65-85 years of age who ever had a central dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to check for osteoporosis
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#43 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Use of Internal Mammary Artery (IMA) in Patients with Isolated CABG Surgery

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing isolated CABG surgery who received an IMA graft
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#44 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Preoperative Beta-Blocker in Patients with Isolated CABG Surgery

Description :

Percentage of isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgeries for patients aged 18 years and older who received a beta-blocker within 24 hours prior to surgical incision
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#46 Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge

Description :

The percentage of discharges from any inpatient facility (e.g. hospital, skilled nursing facility, or rehabilitation facility) for patients 18 years and older of age seen within 30 days following discharge in the office by the physician, prescribing practitioner, registered nurse, or clinical pharmacist providing on-going care for whom the discharge medication list was reconciled with the current medication list in the outpatient medical record. This measure is reported as three rates stratified by age group: Reporting Criteria 1: 18-64 years of age Reporting Criteria 2: 65 years and older Total Rate: All patients 18 years of age and older
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#47 Care Plan

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older who have an advance care plan or surrogate decision maker documented in the medical record or documentation in the medical record that an advance care plan was discussed but the patient did not wish or was not able to name a surrogate decision maker or provide an advance care plan
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#48 Urinary Incontinence: Assessment of Presence or Absence of Urinary Incontinence in Women Aged 65 Years and Older

Description :

Percentage of female patients aged 65 years and older who were assessed for the presence or absence of urinary incontinence within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#50 Urinary Incontinence: Plan of Care for Urinary Incontinence in Women Aged 65 Years and Older

Description :

Percentage of female patients aged 65 years and older with a diagnosis of urinary incontinence with a documented plan of care for urinary incontinence at least once within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#51 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Spirometry Evaluation

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD who had spirometry results documented
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#52 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Long-Acting Inhaled Bronchodilator Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD (FEV1/FVC < 70%) and who have an FEV1 less than 60% predicted and have symptoms who were prescribed an long-acting inhaled bronchodilator
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#65 Appropriate Treatment for Children with Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

Description :

Percentage of children 3 months-18 years of age who were diagnosed with upper respiratory infection (URI) and were not dispensed an antibiotic prescription on or three days after the episode
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#66 Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis

Description :

Percentage of children 3-18 years of age who were diagnosed with pharyngitis, ordered an antibiotic and received a group A streptococcus (strep) test for the episode
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#67 Hematology: Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Acute Leukemias: Baseline Cytogenetic Testing Performed on Bone Marrow

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or an acute leukemia who had baseline cytogenetic testing performed on bone marrow
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#68 Hematology: Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS): Documentation of Iron Stores in Patients Receiving Erythropoietin Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who are receiving erythropoietin therapy with documentation of iron stores within 60 days prior to initiating erythropoietin therapy
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#69 Hematology: Multiple Myeloma: Treatment with Bisphosphonates

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of multiple myeloma, not in remission, who were prescribed or received intravenous bisphosphonate therapy within the 12 month reporting period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#70 Hematology: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): Baseline Flow Cytometry

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older, seen within a 12 month reporting period, with a diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) made at any time during or prior to the reporting period who had baseline flow cytometry studies performed and documented in the chart
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#76 Prevention of Central Venous Catheter (CVC) - Related Bloodstream Infections

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who undergo central venous catheter (CVC) insertion for whom CVC was inserted with all elements of maximal sterile barrier technique, hand hygiene, skin preparation and, if ultrasound is used, sterile ultrasound techniques followed
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#91 Acute Otitis Externa (AOE): Topical Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 2 years and older with a diagnosis of AOE who were prescribed topical preparations
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#93 Acute Otitis Externa (AOE): Systemic Antimicrobial Therapy - Avoidance of Inappropriate Use

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 2 years and older with a diagnosis of AOE who were not prescribed systemic antimicrobial therapy
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#99 Breast Cancer Resection Pathology Reporting: pT Category (Primary Tumor) and pN Category (Regional Lymph Nodes) with Histologic Grade

Description :

Percentage of breast cancer resection pathology reports that include the pT category (primary tumor), the pN category (regional lymph nodes), and the histologic grade
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#100 Colorectal Cancer Resection Pathology Reporting: pT Category (Primary Tumor) and pN Category (Regional Lymph Nodes) with Histologic Grade

Description :

Percentage of colon and rectum cancer resection pathology reports that include the pT category (primary tumor), the pN category (regional lymph nodes) and the histologic grade
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#102 Prostate Cancer: Avoidance of Overuse of Bone Scan for Staging Low Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of prostate cancer at low (or very low) risk of recurrence receiving interstitial prostate brachytherapy, OR external beam radiotherapy to the prostate, OR radical prostatectomy, OR cryotherapy who did not have a bone scan performed at any time since diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#104 Prostate Cancer: Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy for High Risk or Very High Risk Prostate Cancer

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of prostate cancer at high or very high risk of recurrence receiving external beam radiotherapy to the prostate who were prescribed adjuvant hormonal therapy (GnRH [gonadotropin-releasing hormone] agonist or antagonist)
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#107 Adult Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Suicide Risk Assessment

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) with a suicide risk assessment completed during the visit in which a new diagnosis or recurrent episode was identified
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#109 Osteoarthritis (OA): Function and Pain Assessment

Description :

Percentage of patient visits for patients aged 21 years and older with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) with assessment for function and pain
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#110 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 6 months and older seen for a visit between October 1 and March 31 who received an influenza immunization OR who reported previous receipt of an influenza immunization
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#111 Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults

Description :

Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine.
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#112 Breast Cancer Screening

Description :

Percentage of women 50-74 years of age who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer.
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#113 Colorectal Cancer Screening

Description :

Percentage of adults 50-75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer.
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#116 Avoidance of Antibiotic Treatment in Adults With Acute Bronchitis

Description :

The percentage of adults 18-64 years of age with a diagnosis of acute bronchitis who were not dispensed an antibiotic prescription
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#117 Diabetes: Eye Exam

Description :

Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had a retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye care professional during the measurement period or a negative retinal exam (no evidence of retinopathy) in the 12 months prior to the measurement period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#118 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy - Diabetes or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF < 40%)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who also have diabetes OR a current or prior Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) < 40% who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#119 Diabetes: Medical Attention for Nephropathy

Description :

The percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had a nephropathy screening test or evidence of nephropathy during the measurement period.
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#122 Adult Kidney Disease: Blood Pressure Management

Description :

Percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) (stage 3, 4, or 5, not receiving Renal Replacement Therapy [RRT]) with a blood pressure < 140/90 mmHg OR >= 140/90 mmHg with a documented plan of care
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Intermediate Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#126 Diabetes Mellitus: Diabetic Foot and Ankle Care, Peripheral Neuropathy - Neurological Evaluation

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus who had a neurological examination of their lower extremities within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#127 Diabetes Mellitus: Diabetic Foot and Ankle Care, Ulcer Prevention - Evaluation of Footwear

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus who were evaluated for proper footwear and sizing
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#128 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter or during the previous six months AND with a BMI outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous six months of the current encounter Normal Parameters: Age 18 years and older BMI => 18.5 and < 25 kg/m2
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#130 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record

Description :

Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible professional attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the-counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications' name, dosage, frequency and route of administration.
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#131 Pain Assessment and Follow-Up

Description :

Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older with documentation of a pain assessment using a standardized tool(s) on each visit AND documentation of a follow-up plan when pain is present
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#134 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up Plan

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 12 years and older screened for depression on the date of the encounter using an age appropriate standardized depression screening tool AND if positive, a follow-up plan is documented on the date of the positive screen
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#137 Melanoma: Continuity of Care - Recall System

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a current diagnosis of melanoma or a history of melanoma whose information was entered, at least once within a 12 month period, into a recall system that includes: A target date for the next complete physical skin exam, AND A process to follow up with patients who either did not make an appointment within the specified timeframe or who missed a scheduled appointment
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Structure
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#138 Melanoma: Coordination of Care

Description :

Percentage of patient visits, regardless of age, with a new occurrence of melanoma who have a treatment plan documented in the chart that was communicated to the physician(s) providing continuing care within one month of diagnosis
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#140 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Counseling on Antioxidant Supplement

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 50 years and older with a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or their caregiver(s) who were counseled within 12 months on the benefits and/or risks of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formulation for preventing progression of AMD
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#141 Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG): Reduction of Intraocular Pressure (IOP) by 15% OR Documentation of a Plan of Care

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) whose glaucoma treatment has not failed (the most recent IOP was reduced by at least 15% from the pre-intervention level) OR if the most recent IOP was not reduced by at least 15% from the pre-intervention level, a plan of care was documented within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#143 Oncology: Medical and Radiation - Pain Intensity Quantified

Description :

Percentage of patient visits, regardless of patient age, with a diagnosis of cancer currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy in which pain intensity is quantified
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#144 Oncology: Medical and Radiation - Plan of Care for Pain

Description :

Percentage of visits for patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of cancer currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy who report having pain with a documented plan of care to address pain
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#145 Radiology: Exposure Dose or Time Reported for Procedures Using Fluoroscopy

Description :

Final reports for procedures using fluoroscopy that document radiation exposure indices, or exposure time and number of fluorographic images (if radiation exposure indices are not available)
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#146 Radiology: Inappropriate Use of Probably Benign" Assessment Category in Screening Mammograms"

Description :

Percentage of final reports for screening mammograms that are classified as probably benign""
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#147 Nuclear Medicine: Correlation with Existing Imaging Studies for All Patients Undergoing Bone Scintigraphy

Description :

Percentage of final reports for all patients, regardless of age, undergoing bone scintigraphy that include physician documentation of correlation with existing relevant imaging studies (e.g., x-ray, MRI, CT, etc.) that were performed
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#154 Falls: Risk Assessment

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older with a history of falls that had a risk assessment for falls completed within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#155 Falls: Plan of Care

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older with a history of falls that had a plan of care for falls documented within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#156 Oncology: Radiation Dose Limits to Normal Tissues

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of breast, rectal, pancreatic or lung cancer receiving 3D conformal radiation therapy who had documentation in medical record that radiation dose limits to normal tissues were established prior to the initiation of a course of 3D conformal radiation for a minimum of two tissues
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#160 HIV/AIDS: Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia (PCP) Prophylaxis

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 6 weeks and older with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS who were prescribed Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#163 Diabetes: Foot Exam

Description :

The percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who received a foot exam (visual inspection and sensory exam with mono filament and a pulse exam) during the measurement year
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#164 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Prolonged Intubation

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing isolated CABG surgery who require postoperative intubation > 24 hours
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#165 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Deep Sternal Wound Infection Rate

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing isolated CABG surgery who, within 30 days postoperatively, develop deep sternal wound infection involving muscle, bone, and/or mediastinum requiring operative intervention
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#166 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Stroke

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing isolated CABG surgery who have a postoperative stroke (i.e., any confirmed neurological deficit of abrupt onset caused by a disturbance in blood supply to the brain) that did not resolve within 24 hours
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#167 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Postoperative Renal Failure

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing isolated CABG surgery (without pre-existing renal failure) who develop postoperative renal failure or require dialysis
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#168 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Surgical Re-Exploration

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing isolated CABG surgery who require a return to the operating room (OR) during the current hospitalization for mediastinal bleeding with or without tamponade, graft occlusion, valve dysfunction, or other cardiac reason
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#176 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Tuberculosis Screening

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have documentation of a tuberculosis (TB) screening performed and results interpreted within 6 months prior to receiving a first course of therapy using a biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD)
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#177 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Periodic Assessment of Disease Activity

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have an assessment and classification of disease activity within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#178 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Functional Status Assessment

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for whom a functional status assessment was performed at least once within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#179 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Assessment and Classification of Disease Prognosis

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have an assessment and classification of disease prognosis at least once within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#180 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Glucocorticoid Management

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have been assessed for glucocorticoid use and, for those on prolonged doses of prednisone >= 10 mg daily (or equivalent) with improvement or no change in disease activity, documentation of glucocorticoid management plan within 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#181 Elder Maltreatment Screen and Follow-Up Plan

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older with a documented elder maltreatment screen using an Elder Maltreatment Screening tool on the date of encounter AND a documented follow-up plan on the date of the positive screen
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#182 Functional Outcome Assessment

Description :

Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older with documentation of a current functional outcome assessment using a standardized functional outcome assessment tool on the date of the encounter AND documentation of a care plan based on identified functional outcome deficiencies on the date of the identified deficiencies
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#185 Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps - Avoidance of Inappropriate Use

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older receiving a surveillance colonoscopy, with a history of a prior adenomatous polyp(s) in previous colonoscopy findings, which had an interval of 3 or more years since their last colonoscopy
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#187 Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Thrombolytic Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke who arrive at the hospital within two hours of time last known well and for whom IV t-PA was initiated within three hours of time last known well
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#191 Cataracts: 20/40 or Better Visual Acuity within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of uncomplicated cataract who had cataract surgery and no significant ocular conditions impacting the visual outcome of surgery and had best-corrected visual acuity of 20/40 or better (distance or near) achieved within 90 days following the cataract surgery
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#192 Cataracts: Complications within 30 Days Following Cataract Surgery Requiring Additional Surgical Procedures

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of uncomplicated cataract who had cataract surgery and had any of a specified list of surgical procedures in the 30 days following cataract surgery which would indicate the occurrence of any of the following major complications: retained nuclear fragments, endophthalmitis, dislocated or wrong power IOL, retinal detachment, or wound dehiscence
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#195 Radiology: Stenosis Measurement in Carotid Imaging Reports

Description :

Percentage of final reports for carotid imaging studies (neck magnetic resonance angiography [MRA], neck computed tomography angiography [CTA], neck duplex ultrasound, carotid angiogram) performed that include direct or indirect reference to measurements of distal internal carotid diameter as the denominator for stenosis measurement
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#204 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet

Description :

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older who were diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in the 12 months prior to the measurement period, or who had an active diagnosis of ischemic vascular disease (IVD) during the measurement period, and who had documentation of use of aspirin or another antiplatelet during the measurement period.
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#205 HIV/AIDS: Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 13 years and older with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS for whom chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis screenings were performed at least once since the diagnosis of HIV infection
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#217 Functional Status Change for Patients with Knee Impairments

Description :

A self-report measure of change in functional status for patients 14 year+ with knee impairments. The change in functional status (FS) assessed using FOTO's (knee ) PROM (patient-reported outcomes measure) is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient level, at the individual clinician, and at the clinic level to assess quality
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#218 Functional Status Change for Patients with Hip Impairments

Description :

A self-report measure of change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with hip impairments. The change in functional status (FS) assessed using FOTO's (hip) PROM (patient- reported outcomes measure) is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient level, at the individual clinician, and at the clinic level to assess quality
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#219 Functional Status Change for Patients with Foot or Ankle Impairments

Description :

A self-report measure of change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with foot and ankle impairments. The change in functional status (FS) assessed using FOTO's (foot and ankle) PROM (patient reported outcomes measure) is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient level, at the individual clinician, and at the clinic level to assess quality
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#220 Functional Status Change for Patients with Lumbar Impairments

Description :

A self-report outcome measure of change in functional status for patients 14 years+ with lumbar impairments. The change in functional status (FS) assessed using FOTO (lumbar) PROM (patient reported outcome measure) is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient level, at the individual clinician, and at the clinic level by to assess quality
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#221 Functional Status Change for Patients with Shoulder Impairments

Description :

A self-report outcome measure of change in functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with shoulder impairments. The change in functional status (FS) assessed using FOTO's (shoulder) PROM (patient reported outcomes measure) is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient level, at the individual clinician, and at the clinic level to assess quality
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#222 Functional Status Change for Patients with Elbow, Wrist or Hand Impairments

Description :

A self-report outcome measure of functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with elbow, wrist or hand impairments. The change in FS assessed using FOTO (elbow, wrist and hand) PROM (patient reported outcomes measure) is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient level, at the individual clinician, and at the clinic level to assess quality
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#223 Functional Status Change for Patients with General Orthopaedic Impairments

Description :

A self-report outcome measure of functional status (FS) for patients 14 years+ with general orthopaedic impairments (neck, cranium, mandible, thoracic spine, ribs or other general orthopaedic impairment). The change in FS assessed using FOTO (general orthopaedic) PROM (patient reported outcomes measure) is adjusted to patient characteristics known to be associated with FS outcomes (risk adjusted) and used as a performance measure at the patient level, at the individual clinician, and at the clinic level by to assess quality
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#224 Melanoma: Overutilization of Imaging Studies in Melanoma

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a current diagnosis of Stage 0 through IIC melanoma or a history of melanoma of any stage, without signs or symptoms suggesting systemic spread, seen for an office visit during the one-year measurement period, for whom no diagnostic imaging studies were ordered
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#225 Radiology: Reminder System for Screening Mammograms

Description :

Percentage of patients undergoing a screening mammogram whose information is entered into a reminder system with a target due date for the next mammogram
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Structure
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#226 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention

Description :

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
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#236 Controlling High Blood Pressure

Description :

Percentage of patients 18-85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (<140/90mmHg) during the measurement period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Intermediate Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#238 Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly

Description :

Percentage of patients 66 years of age and older who were ordered high-risk medications. Two rates are reported. a. Percentage of patients who were ordered at least one high-risk medication. b. Percentage of patients who were ordered at least two different high-risk medications.
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#239 Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents

Description :

"Percentage of patients 3-17 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a Primary Care Physician (PCP) or Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) and who had evidence of the following during the measurement period. Three rates are reported. - Percentage of patients with height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) percentile documentation - Percentage of patients with counseling for nutrition - Percentage of patients with counseling for physical activity"
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#240 Childhood Immunization Status

Description :

Percentage of children 2 years of age who had four diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP); three polio (IPV), one measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); three H influenza type B (HiB); three hepatitis B (Hep B); one chicken pox (VZV); four pneumococcal conjugate (PCV); one hepatitis A (Hep A); two or three rotavirus (RV); and two influenza (flu) vaccines by their second birthday
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#243 Cardiac Rehabilitation Patient Referral from an Outpatient Setting

Description :

Percentage of patients evaluated in an outpatient setting who within the previous 12 months have experienced an acute myocardial infarction (MI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), cardiac valve surgery, or cardiac transplantation, or who have chronic stable angina (CSA) and have not already participated in an early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention (CR) program for the qualifying event/diagnosis who were referred to a CR program
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#249 Barrett's Esophagus

Description :

Percentage of esophageal biopsy reports that document the presence of Barrett's mucosa that also include a statement about dysplasia
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#250 Radical Prostatectomy Pathology Reporting

Description :

Percentage of radical prostatectomy pathology reports that include the pT category, the pN category, the Gleason score and a statement about margin status
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#251 Quantitative Immunohistochemical (IHC) Evaluation of Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Testing (HER2) for Breast Cancer Patients

Description :

This is a measure based on whether quantitative evaluation of Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Testing (HER2) by immunohistochemistry (IHC) uses the system recommended in the current ASCO/CAP Guidelines for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Testing in breast cancer
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Structure
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#254 Ultrasound Determination of Pregnancy Location for Pregnant Patients with Abdominal Pain

Description :

Percentage of pregnant female patients aged 14 to 50 who present to the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding who receive a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal ultrasound to determine pregnancy location
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#255 Rh Immunoglobulin (Rhogam) for Rh-Negative Pregnant Women at Risk of Fetal Blood Exposure

Description :

Percentage of Rh-negative pregnant women aged 14-50 years at risk of fetal blood exposure who receive Rh- Immunoglobulin (Rhogam) in the emergency department (ED)
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#257 Statin Therapy at Discharge after Lower Extremity Bypass (LEB)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing infra-inguinal lower extremity bypass who are prescribed a statin medication at discharge
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#258 Rate of Open Repair of Small or Moderate Non-Ruptured Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) without Major Complications (Discharged to Home by Post-Operative Day #7)

Description :

Percent of patients undergoing open repair of small or moderate sized non-ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms who do not experience a major complication (discharge to home no later than post-operative day #7)
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#259 Rate of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) of Small or Moderate Non-Ruptured Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) without Major Complications (Discharged to Home by Post Operative Day #2)

Description :

Percent of patients undergoing endovascular repair of small or moderate non-ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) that do not experience a major complication (discharged to home no later than post-operative day #2)
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#260 Rate of Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) for Asymptomatic Patients, without Major Complications (Discharged to Home by Post-Operative Day #2)

Description :

Percent of asymptomatic patients undergoing CEA who are discharged to home no later than post-operative day #2
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#261 Referral for Otologic Evaluation for Patients with Acute or Chronic Dizziness

Description :

Percentage of patients aged birth and older referred to a physician (preferably a physician specially trained in disorders of the ear) for an otologic evaluation subsequent to an audiologic evaluation after presenting with acute or chronic dizziness
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#262 Image Confirmation of Successful Excision of Image-Localized Breast Lesion

Description :

Image confirmation of lesion(s) targeted for image guided excisional biopsy or image guided partial mastectomy in patients with nonpalpable, image-detected breast lesion(s). Lesions may include: microcalcifications, mammographic or sonographic mass or architectural distortion, focal suspicious abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or other breast imaging amenable to localization such as positron emission tomography (PET) mammography, or a biopsy marker demarcating site of confirmed pathology as established by previous core biopsy
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#263 Preoperative Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Description :

The percent of patients undergoing breast cancer operations who obtained the diagnosis of breast cancer preoperatively by a minimally invasive biopsy method
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#264 Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Invasive Breast Cancer

Description :

The percentage of clinically node negative (clinical stage T1N0M0 or T2N0M0) breast cancer patients who undergo a sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#265 Biopsy Follow-Up

Description :

Percentage of new patients whose biopsy results have been reviewed and communicated to the primary care/referring physician and patient by the performing physician
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#268 Epilepsy: Counseling for Women of Childbearing Potential with Epilepsy

Description :

All female patients of childbearing potential (12 - 44 years old) diagnosed with epilepsy who were counseled or referred for counseling for how epilepsy and its treatment may affect contraception OR pregnancy at least once a year
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#271 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Preventive Care: Corticosteroid Related Iatrogenic Injury - Bone Loss Assessment

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with an inflammatory bowel disease encounter who were prescribed prednisone equivalents greater than or equal to 10 mg/day for 60 or greater consecutive days or a single prescription equating to 600 mg prednisone or greater for all fills and were documented for risk of bone loss once during the reporting year or the previous calendar year
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#275 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Assessment of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Status Before Initiating Anti-TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who had Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) status assessed and results interpreted within one year prior to receiving a first course of anti-TNF (tumor necrosis factor) therapy
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#276 Sleep Apnea: Assessment of Sleep Symptoms

Description :

Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea that includes documentation of an assessment of sleep symptoms, including presence or absence of snoring and daytime sleepiness
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#277 Sleep Apnea: Severity Assessment at Initial Diagnosis

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea who had an apnea hypopnea index (AHI) or a respiratory disturbance index (RDI) measured at the time of initial diagnosis
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#278 Sleep Apnea: Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Prescribed

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea who were prescribed positive airway pressure therapy
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#279 Sleep Apnea: Assessment of Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Description :

Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea who were prescribed positive airway pressure therapy who had documentation that adherence to positive airway pressure therapy was objectively measured
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#281 Dementia: Cognitive Assessment

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia for whom an assessment of cognition is performed and the results reviewed at least once within a 12 month period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#282 Dementia: Functional Status Assessment

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia for whom an assessment of functional status is performed and the results reviewed at least once within a 12 month period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#283 Dementia: Neuropsychiatric Symptom Assessment

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia and for whom an assessment of neuropsychiatric symptoms is performed and results reviewed at least once in a 12 month period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#284 Dementia: Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia who have one or more neuropsychiatric symptoms who received or were recommended to receive an intervention for neuropsychiatric symptoms within a 12 month period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#286 Dementia: Counseling Regarding Safety Concerns

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia or their caregiver(s) who were counseled or referred for counseling regarding safety concerns within a 12 month period
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#288 Dementia: Caregiver Education and Support

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia whose caregiver(s) were provided with education on dementia disease management and health behavior changes AND referred to additional resources for support within a 12 month period
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#290 Parkinson's Disease: Psychiatric Symptoms Assessment for Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Description :

All patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease who were assessed for psychiatric symptoms (e.g., psychosis, depression, anxiety disorder, apathy, or impulse control disorder) in the last 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#291 Parkinson's Disease: Cognitive Impairment or Dysfunction Assessment

Description :

All patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease who were assessed for cognitive impairment or dysfunction in the last 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#293 Parkinson's Disease: Rehabilitative Therapy Options

Description :

All patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (or caregiver(s), as appropriate) who had rehabilitative therapy options (e.g., physical, occupational, or speech therapy) discussed in the last 12 months
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#294 Parkinson's Disease: Parkinson's Disease Medical and Surgical Treatment Options Reviewed

Description :

All patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (or caregiver(s), as appropriate) who had the Parkinson's disease treatment options (e.g., non-pharmacological treatment, pharmacological treatment, or surgical treatment) reviewed at least annually
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#303 Cataracts: Improvement in Patient's Visual Function within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had cataract surgery and had improvement in visual function achieved within 90 days following the cataract surgery, based on completing a pre-operative and post-operative visual function survey
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#304 Cataracts: Patient Satisfaction within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had cataract surgery and were satisfied with their care within 90 days following the cataract surgery, based on completion of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Surgical Care Survey
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#305 Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment

Description :

Percentage of patients 13 years of age and older with a new episode of alcohol and other drug (AOD) dependence who received the following. Two rates are reported. a. Percentage of patients who initiated treatment within 14 days of the diagnosis. b. Percentage of patients who initiated treatment and who had two or more additional services with an AOD diagnosis within 30 days of the initiation visit.
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#309 Cervical Cancer Screening

Description :

"Percentage of women 21-64 years of age who were screened for cervical cancer using either of the following criteria: * Women age 21-64 who had cervical cytology performed every 3 years * Women age 30-64 who had cervical cytology/human papillomavirus (HPV) co-testing performed every 5 years"
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#310 Chlamydia Screening for Women

Description :

Percentage of women 16-24 years of age who were identified as sexually active and who had at least one test for chlamydia during the measurement period
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#312 Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain

Description :

Percentage of patients 18-50 years of age with a diagnosis of low back pain who did not have an imaging study (plain X-ray, MRI, CT scan) within 28 days of the diagnosis.
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#317 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older seen during the reporting period who were screened for high blood pressure AND a recommended follow-up plan is documented based on the current blood pressure (BP) reading as indicated
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#318 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

Description :

Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were screened for future fall risk during the measurement period
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#320 Appropriate Follow-Up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 50 to 75 years of age receiving a screening colonoscopy without biopsy or polypectomy who had a recommended follow-up interval of at least 10 years for repeat colonoscopy documented in their colonoscopy report
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#322 Cardiac Stress Imaging Not Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria: Preoperative Evaluation in Low Risk Surgery Patients

Description :

Percentage of stress single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), stress echocardiogram (ECHO), cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA), or cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) performed in low risk surgery patients 18 years or older for preoperative evaluation during the 12-month reporting period
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Efficiency
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#323 Cardiac Stress Imaging Not Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria: Routine Testing After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

Description :

Percentage of all stress single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), stress echocardiogram (ECHO), cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA), and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) performed in patients aged 18 years and older routinely after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), with reference to timing of test after PCI and symptom status
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Efficiency
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#324 Cardiac Stress Imaging Not Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria: Testing in Asymptomatic, Low-Risk Patients

Description :

Percentage of all stress single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), stress echocardiogram (ECHO), cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA), and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) performed in asymptomatic, low coronary heart disease (CHD) risk patients 18 years and older for initial detection and risk assessment
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Efficiency
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#325 Adult Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Coordination of Care of Patients with Specific Comorbid Conditions

Description :

Percentage of medical records of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) and a specific diagnosed comorbid condition (diabetes, coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, chronic kidney disease [stages 4 or 5], End Stage Renal Disease [ESRD] or congestive heart failure) being treated by another clinician with communication to the clinician treating the comorbid condition
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#326 Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter: Chronic Anticoagulation Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter whose assessment of the specified thromboembolic risk factors indicate one or more high-risk factors or more than one moderate risk factor, as determined by CHADS2 risk stratification, who are prescribed warfarin OR another oral anticoagulant drug that is FDA approved for the prevention of thromboembolism
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#327 Pediatric Kidney Disease: Adequacy of Volume Management

Description :

Percentage of calendar months within a 12-month period during which patients aged 17 years and younger with a diagnosis of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) undergoing maintenance hemodialysis in an outpatient dialysis facility have an assessment of the adequacy of volume management from a nephrologist
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#328 Pediatric Kidney Disease: ESRD Patients Receiving Dialysis: Hemoglobin Level < 10 g/dL

Description :

Percentage of calendar months within a 12-month period during which patients aged 17 years and younger with a diagnosis of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) receiving hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis have a hemoglobin level < 10 g/dL
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Intermediate Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#329 Adult Kidney Disease: Catheter Use at Initiation of Hemodialysis

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) who initiate maintenance hemodialysis during the measurement period, whose mode of vascular access is a catheter at the time maintenance hemodialysis is initiated
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#330 Adult Kidney Disease: Catheter Use for Greater Than or Equal to 90 Days

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) receiving maintenance hemodialysis for greater than or equal to 90 days whose mode of vascular access is a catheter
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#331 Adult Sinusitis: Antibiotic Prescribed for Acute Sinusitis (Overuse)

Description :

Percentage of patients, aged 18 years and older, with a diagnosis of acute sinusitis who were prescribed an antibiotic within 10 days after onset of symptoms
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#332 Adult Sinusitis: Appropriate Choice of Antibiotic: Amoxicillin With or Without Clavulanate Prescribed for Patients with Acute Bacterial Sinusitis (Appropriate Use)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of acute bacterial sinusitis that were prescribed amoxicillin, with or without clavulanate, as a first line antibiotic at the time of diagnosis
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#333 Adult Sinusitis: Computerized Tomography (CT) for Acute Sinusitis (Overuse)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older, with a diagnosis of acute sinusitis who had a computerized tomography (CT) scan of the paranasal sinuses ordered at the time of diagnosis or received within 28 days after date of diagnosis
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Efficiency
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#334 Adult Sinusitis: More than One Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan Within 90 Days for Chronic Sinusitis (Overuse)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis who had more than one CT scan of the paranasal sinuses ordered or received within 90 days after the date of diagnosis
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Efficiency
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#335 Maternity Care: Elective Delivery or Early Induction Without Medical Indication at >= 37 and < 39 Weeks (Overuse)

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who gave birth during a 12-month period who delivered a live singleton at >= 37 and < 39 weeks of gestation completed who had elective deliveries or early inductions without medical indication
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#336 Maternity Care: Post-Partum Follow-Up and Care Coordination

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who gave birth during a 12-month period who were seen for post-partum care within 8 weeks of giving birth who received a breast feeding evaluation and education, post-partum depression screening, post-partum glucose screening for gestational diabetes patients, and family and contraceptive planning
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#337 Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention for Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on a Biological Immune Response Modifier

Description :

Percentage of patients whose providers are ensuring active tuberculosis prevention either through yearly negative standard tuberculosis screening tests or are reviewing the patient's history to determine if they have had appropriate management for a recent or prior positive test
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#338 HIV Viral Load Suppression

Description :

The percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of HIV with a HIV viral load less than 200 copies/mL at last HIV viral load test during the measurement year
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#340 HIV Medical Visit Frequency

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age with a diagnosis of HIV who had at least one medical visit in each 6 month period of the 24 month measurement period, with a minimum of 60 days between medical visits
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#342 Pain Brought Under Control Within 48 Hours

Description :

Patients aged 18 and older who report being uncomfortable because of pain at the initial assessment (after admission to palliative care services) that report pain was brought to a comfortable level within 48 hours
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#343 Screening Colonoscopy Adenoma Detection Rate

Description :

The percentage of patients age 50 years or older with at least one conventional adenoma or colorectal cancer detected during screening colonoscopy
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#344 Rate of Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) for Asymptomatic Patients, Without Major Complications (Discharged to Home by Post-Operative Day #2)

Description :

Percent of asymptomatic patients undergoing CAS who are discharged to home no later than post-operative day #2
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#345 Rate of Postoperative Stroke or Death in Asymptomatic Patients Undergoing Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS)

Description :

Percent of asymptomatic patients undergoing CAS who experience stroke or death following surgery while in the hospital
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#346 Rate of Postoperative Stroke or Death in Asymptomatic Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)

Description :

Percent of asymptomatic patients undergoing CEA who experience stroke or death following surgery while in the hospital
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#347 Rate of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) of Small or Moderate Non-Ruptured Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) Who Die While in Hospital

Description :

Percent of patients undergoing endovascular repair of small or moderate infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) that die while in the hospital
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#348 HRS-3: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Complications Rate

Description :

Patients with physician-specific risk-standardized rates of procedural complications following the first time implantation of an ICD
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#350 Total Knee Replacement: Shared Decision-Making: Trial of Conservative (Non-surgical) Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients regardless of age undergoing a total knee replacement with documented shared decision-making with discussion of conservative (non-surgical) therapy (e.g., non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), analgesics, weight loss, exercise, injections) prior to the procedure
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#351 Total Knee Replacement: Venous Thromboembolic and Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation

Description :

Percentage of patients regardless of age undergoing a total knee replacement who are evaluated for the presence or absence of venous thromboembolic and cardiovascular risk factors within 30 days prior to the procedure (e.g. history of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE), Myocardial Infarction (MI), Arrhythmia and Stroke)
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#352 Total Knee Replacement: Preoperative Antibiotic Infusion with Proximal Tourniquet

Description :

Percentage of patients regardless of age undergoing a total knee replacement who had the prophylactic antibiotic completely infused prior to the inflation of the proximal tourniquet
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#353 Total Knee Replacement: Identification of Implanted Prosthesis in Operative Report

Description :

Percentage of patients regardless of age undergoing a total knee replacement whose operative report identifies the prosthetic implant specifications including the prosthetic implant manufacturer, the brand name of the prosthetic implant and the size of each prosthetic implant
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#354 Anastomotic Leak Intervention

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who required an anastomotic leak intervention following gastric bypass or colectomy surgery
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#355 Unplanned Reoperation within the 30 Day Postoperative Period

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had any unplanned reoperation within the 30 day postoperative period
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#356 Unplanned Hospital Readmission within 30 Days of Principal Procedure

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had an unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of principal procedure
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#357 Surgical Site Infection (SSI)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had a surgical site infection (SSI)
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#358 Patient-Centered Surgical Risk Assessment and Communication

Description :

Percentage of patients who underwent a non-emergency surgery who had their personalized risks of postoperative complications assessed by their surgical team prior to surgery using a clinical data-based, patient-specific risk calculator and who received personal discussion of those risks with the surgeon
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#359 Optimizing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Utilization of a Standardized Nomenclature for Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging Description

Description :

Percentage of computed tomography (CT) imaging reports for all patients, regardless of age, with the imaging study named according to a standardized nomenclature and the standardized nomenclature is used in institution's computer systems
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#360 Optimizing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Count of Potential High Dose Radiation Imaging Studies: Computed Tomography (CT) and Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Studies

Description :

Percentage of computed tomography (CT) and cardiac nuclear medicine (myocardial perfusion studies) imaging reports for all patients, regardless of age, that document a count of known previous CT (any type of CT) and cardiac nuclear medicine (myocardial perfusion) studies that the patient has received in the 12-month period prior to the current study
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#361 Optimizing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Reporting to a Radiation Dose Index Registry

Description :

Percentage of total computed tomography (CT) studies performed for all patients, regardless of age, that are reported to a radiation dose index registry that is capable of collecting at a minimum selected data elements
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Structure
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#362 Optimizing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Computed Tomography (CT) Images Available for Patient Follow-up and Comparison Purposes

Description :

Percentage of final reports for computed tomography (CT) studies performed for all patients, regardless of age, which document that Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format image data are available to non-affiliated external healthcare facilities or entities on a secure, media free, reciprocally searchable basis with patient authorization for at least a 12-month period after the study
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Structure
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#363 Optimizing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Search for Prior Computed Tomography (CT) Studies Through a Secure, Authorized, Media-Free, Shared Archive

Description :

Percentage of final reports of computed tomography (CT) studies performed for all patients, regardless of age, which document that a search for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format images was conducted for prior patient CT imaging studies completed at non-affiliated external healthcare facilities or entities within the past 12-months and are available through a secure, authorized, media-free, shared archive prior to an imaging study being performed
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Structure
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#364 Optimizing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Appropriateness: Follow-up CT Imaging for Incidentally Detected Pulmonary Nodules According to Recommended Guidelines

Description :

Percentage of final reports for computed tomography (CT) imaging studies of the thorax for patients aged 18 years and older with documented follow-up recommendations for incidentally detected pulmonary nodules (e.g., follow-up CT imaging studies needed or that no follow-up is needed) based at a minimum on nodule size AND patient risk factors
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#366 ADHD: Follow-Up Care for Children Prescribed Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication

Description :

"Percentage of children 6-12 years of age and newly dispensed a medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who had appropriate follow-up care. Two rates are reported. a. Percentage of children who had one follow-up visit with a practitioner with prescribing authority during the 30-Day Initiation Phase. b. Percentage of children who remained on ADHD medication for at least 210 days and who, in addition to the visit in the Initiation Phase, had at least two additional follow-up visits with a practitioner within 270 days (9 months) after the Initiation Phase ended."
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#367 Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression: Appraisal for alcohol or chemical substance use

Description :

Percentage of patients with depression or bipolar disorder with evidence of an initial assessment that includes an appraisal for alcohol or chemical substance use
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#369 Pregnant women that had HBsAg testing

Description :

This measure identifies pregnant women who had a HBsAg (hepatitis B) test during their pregnancy
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#370 Depression Remission at Twelve Months

Description :

Patients age 18 and older with major depression or dysthymia and an initial Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) score greater than nine who demonstrate remission at twelve months (+/- 30 days after an index visit) defined as a PHQ-9 score less than five. This measure applies to both patients with newly diagnosed and existing depression whose current PHQ-9 score indicates a need for treatment.
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#371 Depression Utilization of the PHQ-9 Tool

Description :

Patients age 18 and older with the diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia who have a Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) tool administered at least once during a 4-month period in which there was a qualifying visit
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#372 Maternal Depression Screening

Description :

The percentage of children who turned 6 months of age during the measurement year, who had a face-to-face visit between the clinician and the child during child's first 6 months, and who had a maternal depression screening for the mother at least once between 0 and 6 months of life.
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#373 Hypertension: Improvement in Blood Pressure

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18-85 years of age with a diagnosis of hypertension whose blood pressure improved during the measurement period.
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#374 Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report

Description :

Percentage of patients with referrals, regardless of age, for which the referring provider receives a report from the provider to whom the patient was referred
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#375 Functional Status Assessment for Total Knee Replacement

Description :

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older with primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) who completed baseline and follow-up patient-reported functional status assessments
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#376 Functional Status Assessment for Total Hip Replacement

Description :

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older with primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) who completed baseline and follow-up patient-reported functional status assessments
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#379 Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Primary Care Providers, including Dentists

Description :

Percentage of children, age 0-20 years, who received a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period.
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#382 Child and Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Suicide Risk Assessment

Description :

Percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 6 through 17 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder with an assessment for suicide risk
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#383 Adherence to Antipsychotic Medications For Individuals with Schizophrenia

Description :

Percentage of individuals at least 18 years of age as of the beginning of the measurement period with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who had at least two prescriptions filled for any antipsychotic medication and who had a Proportion of Days Covered (PDC) of at least 0.8 for antipsychotic medications during the measurement period (12 consecutive months)
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Intermediate Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#384 Adult Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Surgery: No Return to the Operating Room Within 90 Days of Surgery

Description :

Patients aged 18 years and older who had surgery for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment who did not require a return to the operating room within 90 days of surgery
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#385 Adult Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Surgery: Visual Acuity Improvement Within 90 Days of Surgery

Description :

Patients aged 18 years and older who had surgery for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and achieved an improvement in their visual acuity, from their preoperative level, within 90 days of surgery in the operative eye
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#386 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patient Care Preferences

Description :

Percentage of patients diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) who were offered assistance in planning for end of life issues (e.g., advance directives, invasive ventilation, hospice) at least once annually
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#387 Annual Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Screening for Patients who are Active Injection Drug Users

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who are active injection drug users who received screening for HCV infection within the 12 month reporting period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#388 Cataract Surgery with Intra-Operative Complications (Unplanned Rupture of Posterior Capsule Requiring Unplanned Vitrectomy)

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had cataract surgery performed and had an unplanned rupture of the posterior capsule requiring vitrectomy
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#389 Cataract Surgery: Difference Between Planned and Final Refraction

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had cataract surgery performed and who achieved a final refraction within +/- 0.5 diopters of their planned (target) refraction
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#390 Hepatitis C: Discussion and Shared Decision Making Surrounding Treatment Options

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C with whom a physician or other qualified healthcare professional reviewed the range of treatment options appropriate to their genotype and demonstrated a shared decision making approach with the patient. To meet the measure, there must be documentation in the patient record of a discussion between the physician or other qualified healthcare professional and the patient that includes all of the following: treatment choices appropriate to genotype, risks and benefits, evidence of effectiveness, and patient preferences toward treatment
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#391 Follow-Up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness (FUH)

Description :

The percentage of discharges for patients 6 years of age and older who were hospitalized for treatment of selected mental illness diagnoses and who had an outpatient visit, an intensive outpatient encounter or partial hospitalization with a mental health practitioner. Two rates are reported: The percentage of discharges for which the patient received follow-up within 30 days of discharge. The percentage of discharges for which the patient received follow-up within 7 days of discharge
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#392 HRS-12: Cardiac Tamponade and/or Pericardiocentesis Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Description :

Rate of cardiac tamponade and/or pericardiocentesis following atrial fibrillation ablation This measure is reported as four rates stratified by age and gender: Reporting Age Criteria 1: Females 18-64years of age Reporting Age Criteria 2: Males 18-64 years of age Reporting Age Criteria 3: Females 65 years of age and older Reporting Age Criteria 4: Males 65 years of age and older
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#393 HRS-9: Infection within 180 Days of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) Implantation, Replacement, or Revision

Description :

Infection rate following CIED device implantation, replacement, or revision
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#394 Immunizations for Adolescents

Description :

The percentage of adolescents 13 years of age who had the recommended immunizations by their 13th birthday
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#395 Lung Cancer Reporting (Biopsy/Cytology Specimens)

Description :

Pathology reports based on biopsy and/or cytology specimens with a diagnosis of primary non-small cell lung cancer classified into specific histologic type or classified as NSCLC-NOS with an explanation included in the pathology report
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#396 Lung Cancer Reporting (Resection Specimens)

Description :

Pathology reports based on resection specimens with a diagnosis of primary lung carcinoma that include the pT category, pN category and for non-small cell lung cancer, histologic type
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#397 Melanoma Reporting

Description :

Pathology reports for primary malignant cutaneous melanoma that include the pT category and a statement on thickness and ulceration and for pT1, mitotic rate
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#398 Optimal Asthma Control

Description :

Composite measure of the percentage of pediatric and adult patients whose asthma is well-controlled as demonstrated by one of three age appropriate patient reported outcome tools and not at risk for exacerbation
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#400 One-Time Screening for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) for Patients at Risk

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with one or more of the following: a history of injection drug use, receipt of a blood transfusion prior to 1992, receiving maintenance hemodialysis, OR birthdate in the years 1945-1965 who received one-time screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#401 Hepatitis C: Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in Patients with Cirrhosis

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C cirrhosis who underwent imaging with either ultrasound, contrast enhanced CT or MRI for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at least once within the 12 month reporting period
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#402 Tobacco Use and Help with Quitting Among Adolescents

Description :

The percentage of adolescents 12 to 20 years of age with a primary care visit during the measurement year for whom tobacco use status was documented and received help with quitting if identified as a tobacco user
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#403 Adult Kidney Disease: Referral to Hospice

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of ESRD who withdraw from hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis who are referred to hospice care
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#404 Anesthesiology Smoking Abstinence

Description :

The percentage of current smokers who abstain from cigarettes prior to anesthesia on the day of elective surgery or procedure
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Intermediate Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#405 Appropriate Follow-up Imaging for Incidental Abdominal Lesions

Description :

Percentage of final reports for abdominal imaging studies for asymptomatic patients aged 18 years and older with one or more of the following noted incidentally with follow-up imaging recommended: Liver lesion <= 0.5 cm Cystic kidney lesion < 1.0 cm Adrenal lesion <= 1.0 cm
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#406 Appropriate Follow-up Imaging for Incidental Thyroid Nodules in Patients

Description :

Percentage of final reports for computed tomography (CT), CT angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) studies of the chest or neck or ultrasound of the neck for patients aged 18 years and older with no known thyroid disease with a thyroid nodule < 1.0 cm noted incidentally with follow-up imaging recommended
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#407 Appropriate Treatment of Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus (MSSA) Bacteremia

Description :

Percentage of patients with sepsis due to MSSA bacteremia who received beta-lactam antibiotic (e.g. nafcillin, oxacillin or cefazolin) as definitive therapy
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#408 Opioid Therapy Follow-up Evaluation

Description :

All patients 18 and older prescribed opiates for longer than six weeks duration who had a follow-up evaluation conducted at least every three months during Opioid Therapy documented in the medical record
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#409 Clinical Outcome Post Endovascular Stroke Treatment

Description :

Percentage of patients with a mRs score of 0 to 2 at 90 days following endovascular stroke intervention
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#410 Psoriasis: Clinical Response to Oral Systemic or Biologic Medications

Description :

Percentage of psoriasis patients receiving oral systemic or biologic therapy who meet minimal physician-or patient- reported disease activity levels. It is implied that establishment and maintenance of an established minimum level of disease control as measured by physician-and/or patient-reported outcomes will increase patient satisfaction with and adherence to treatment
  • NQS Domain :

    Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#411 Depression Remission at Six Months

Description :

Adult patients age 18 years and older with major depression or dysthymia and an initial PHQ-9 score > 9 who demonstrate remission at six months defined as a PHQ-9 score less than 5. This measure applies to both patients with newly diagnosed and existing depression whose current PHQ-9 score indicates a need for treatment. This measure additionally promotes ongoing contact between the patient and provider as patients who do not have a follow-up PHQ-9 score at six months (+/- 30 days) are also included in the denominator
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#412 Documentation of Signed Opioid Treatment Agreement

Description :

All patients 18 and older prescribed opiates for longer than six weeks duration who signed an opioid treatment agreement at least once during Opioid Therapy documented in the medical record.
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#413 Door to Puncture Time for Endovascular Stroke Treatment

Description :

Percentage of patients undergoing endovascular stroke treatment who have a door to puncture time of less than two hours
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Intermediate Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#414 Evaluation or Interview for Risk of Opioid Misuse

Description :

All patients 18 and older prescribed opiates for longer than six weeks duration evaluated for risk of opioid misuse using a brief validated instrument (e.g. Opioid Risk Tool, SOAPP-R) or patient interview documented at least once during Opioid Therapy in the medical record
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#415 Emergency Medicine: Emergency Department Utilization of CT for Minor Blunt Head Trauma for Patients Aged 18 Years and Older

Description :

Percentage of emergency department visits for patients aged 18 years and older who presented within 24 hours of a minor blunt head trauma with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 15 and who had a head CT for trauma ordered by an emergency care provider who have an indication for a head CT
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Efficiency
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#416 Emergency Medicine: Emergency Department Utilization of CT for Minor Blunt Head Trauma for Patients Aged 2 Through 17 Years

Description :

Percentage of emergency department visits for patients aged 2 through 17 years who presented within 24 hours of a minor blunt head trauma with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 15 and who had a head CT for trauma ordered by an emergency care provider who are classified as low risk according to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) prediction rules for traumatic brain injury
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Efficiency
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#417 Rate of Open Repair of Small or Moderate Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) Where Patients Are Discharged Alive

Description :

Percentage of patients undergoing open repair of small or moderate abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) who are discharged alive
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#418 Osteoporosis Management in Women Who Had a Fracture

Description :

The percentage of women age 50-85 who suffered a fracture and who either had a bone mineral density test or received a prescription for a drug to treat osteoporosis in the six months after the fracture
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#419 Overuse Of Neuroimaging For Patients With Primary Headache And A Normal Neurological Examination

Description :

Percentage of patients with a diagnosis of primary headache disorder whom advanced brain imaging was not ordered
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Efficiency
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#420 Varicose Vein Treatment with Saphenous Ablation: Outcome Survey

Description :

Percentage of patients treated for varicose veins (CEAP C2-S) who are treated with saphenous ablation (with or without adjunctive tributary treatment) that report an improvement on a disease specific patient reported outcome survey instrument after treatment
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#421 Appropriate Assessment of Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters for Removal

Description :

Percentage of patients in whom a retrievable IVC filter is placed who, within 3 months post-placement, have a documented assessment for the appropriateness of continued filtration, device removal or the inability to contact the patient with at least two attempts
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#422 Performing Cystoscopy at the Time of Hysterectomy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse to Detect Lower Urinary Tract Injury

Description :

Percentage of patients who undergo cystoscopy to evaluate for lower urinary tract injury at the time of hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#423 Perioperative Anti-platelet Therapy for Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy

Description :

Percentage of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) who are taking an anti-platelet agent within 48 hours prior to surgery and are prescribed this medication at hospital discharge following surgery
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#424 Perioperative Temperature Management

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who undergo surgical or therapeutic procedures under general or neuraxial anesthesia of 60 minutes duration or longer for whom at least one body temperature greater than or equal to 35.5 degrees Celsius (or 95.9 degrees Fahrenheit) was recorded within the 30 minutes immediately before or the 15 minutes immediately after anesthesia end time
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#425 Photodocumentation of Cecal Intubation

Description :

The rate of screening and surveillance colonoscopies for which photodocumentation of landmarks of cecal intubation is performed to establish a complete examination
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#426 Post-Anesthetic Transfer of Care Measure: Procedure Room to a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who are under the care of an anesthesia practitioner and are admitted to a PACU in which a post-anesthetic formal transfer of care protocol or checklist which includes the key transfer of care elements is utilized
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#427 Post-Anesthetic Transfer of Care: Use of Checklist or Protocol for Direct Transfer of Care from Procedure Room to Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Description :

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who undergo a procedure under anesthesia and are admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) directly from the anesthetizing location, who have a documented use of a checklist or protocol for the transfer of care from the responsible anesthesia practitioner to the responsible ICU team or team member
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#428 Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Preoperative Assessment of Occult Stress Urinary Incontinence

Description :

Percentage of patients undergoing appropriate preoperative evaluation of stress urinary incontinence prior to pelvic organ prolapse surgery per ACOG/AUGS/AUA guidelines
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#429 Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Preoperative Screening for Uterine Malignancy

Description :

Percentage of patients who are screened for uterine malignancy prior to vaginal closure or obliterative surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#430 Prevention of Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) - Combination Therapy

Description :

Percentage of patients, aged 18 years and older, who undergo a procedure under an inhalational general anesthetic, AND who have three or more risk factors for post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV), who receive combination therapy consisting of at least two prophylactic pharmacologic antiemetic agents of different classes preoperatively or intraoperatively
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#431 Preventive Care and Screening: Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Screening & Brief Counseling

Description :

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for unhealthy alcohol use using a systematic screening method at least once within the last 24 months AND who received brief counseling if identified as an unhealthy alcohol user
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#432 Proportion of Patients Sustaining a Bladder Injury at the Time of any Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair

Description :

Percentage of patients undergoing any surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse who sustains an injury to the bladder recognized either during or within 1 month after surgery
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#433 Proportion of Patients Sustaining a Bowel Injury at the time of any Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair

Description :

Percentage of patients undergoing surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse that is complicated by a bowel injury at the time of index surgery that is recognized intraoperatively or within 1 month after surgery
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#434 Proportion of Patients Sustaining a Ureter Injury at the Time of any Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair

Description :

Percentage of patients undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repairs who sustain an injury to the ureter recognized either during or within 1 month after surgery
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#435 Quality of Life Assessment For Patients With Primary Headache Disorders

Description :

Percentage of patients with a diagnosis of primary headache disorder whose health related quality of life (HRQoL) was assessed with a tool(s) during at least two visits during the 12 month measurement period AND whose health related quality of life score stayed the same or improved
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#436 Radiation Consideration for Adult CT: Utilization of Dose Lowering Techniques

Description :

Percentage of final reports for patients aged 18 years and older undergoing CT with documentation that one or more of the following dose reduction techniques were used: Automated exposure control Adjustment of the mA and/or kV according to patient size Use of iterative reconstruction technique
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#437 Rate of Surgical Conversion from Lower Extremity Endovascular Revascularization Procedure

Description :

Inpatients assigned to endovascular treatment for obstructive arterial disease, the percent of patients who undergo unplanned major amputation or surgical bypass within 48 hours of the index procedure
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#438 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Description :

Percentage of the following patients-all considered at high risk of cardiovascular events-who were prescribed or were on statin therapy during the measurement period: Adults aged >= 21 years who were previously diagnosed with or currently have an active diagnosis of clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD); OR Adults aged >=21 years who have ever had a fasting or direct low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level >= 190 mg/dL or were previously diagnosed with or currently have an active diagnosis of familial or pure hypercholesterolemia; OR Adults aged 40-75 years with a diagnosis of diabetes with a fasting or direct LDL-C level of 70-189 mg/dL
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#439 Age Appropriate Screening Colonoscopy

Description :

The percentage of patients greater than 85 years of age who received a screening colonoscopy from January 1 to December 31
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Efficiency
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#440 Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)/Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Biopsy Reporting Time - Pathologist to Clinician

Description :

Percentage of biopsies with a diagnosis of cutaneous Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) (including in situ disease) in which the pathologist communicates results to the clinician within 7 days of biopsy date
  • NQS Domain :

    Communication and Care Coordination
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#441 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD) All or None Outcome Measure (Optimal Control)

Description :

The IVD All-or-None Measure is one outcome measure (optimal control). The measure contains four goals. All four goals within a measure must be reached in order to meet that measure. The numerator for the all-or-none measure should be collected from the organization's total IVD denominator. All-or-None Outcome Measure (Optimal Control) - Using the IVD denominator optimal results include: Most recent blood pressure (BP) measurement is less than 140/90 mm Hg -- And Most recent tobacco status is Tobacco Free -- And Daily Aspirin or Other Antiplatelet Unless Contraindicated -- And Statin Use
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Intermediate Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#442 Persistence of Beta-Blocker Treatment After a Heart Attack

Description :

The percentage of patients 18 years of age and older during the measurement year who were hospitalized and discharged from July 1 of the year prior to the measurement year to June 30 of the measurement year with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and who were prescribed persistent beta-blocker treatment for six months after discharge
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#443 Non-Recommended Cervical Cancer Screening in Adolescent Females

Description :

The percentage of adolescent females 16-20 years of age who were screened unnecessarily for cervical cancer
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#444 Medication Management for People with Asthma

Description :

The percentage of patients 5-64 years of age during the measurement year who were identified as having persistent asthma and were dispensed appropriate medications that they remained on for at least 75% of their treatment period
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#445 Risk-Adjusted Operative Mortality for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

Description :

Percent of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing isolated CABG who die, including both all deaths occurring during the hospitalization in which the CABG was performed, even if after 30 days, and those deaths occurring after discharge from the hospital, but within 30 days of the procedure
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#446 Operative Mortality Stratified by the Five STS-EACTS Mortality Categories

Description :

Percent of patients undergoing index pediatric and/or congenital heart surgery who die, including both 1) all deaths occurring during the hospitalization in which the procedure was performed, even if after 30 days (including patients transferred to other acute care facilities), and 2) those deaths occurring after discharge from the hospital, but within 30 days of the procedure, stratified by the five STAT Mortality Levels, a multi-institutional validated complexity stratification tool
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#447 Chlamydia Screening and Follow Up

Description :

The percentage of female adolescents 16 years of age who had a chlamydia screening test with proper follow-up during the measurement period
  • NQS Domain :

    Community/Population Health
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#448 Appropriate Workup Prior to Endometrial Ablation

Description :

Percentage of women, aged 18 years and older, who undergo endometrial sampling or hysteroscopy with biopsy before undergoing an endometrial ablation
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#449 HER2 Negative or Undocumented Breast Cancer Patients Spared Treatment with HER2-Targeted Therapies

Description :

Proportion of female patients (aged 18 years and older) with breast cancer who are human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)/neu negative who are not administered HER2-targeted therapies
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#450 Trastuzumab Received By Patients With AJCC Stage I (T1c) - III And HER2 Positive Breast Cancer Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Description :

Proportion of female patients (aged 18 years and older) with AJCC stage I (T1c) - III, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) positive breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy who are also receiving trastuzumab
  • NQS Domain :

    Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#451 KRAS Gene Mutation Testing Performed for Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer who receive Anti-epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Description :

Percentage of adult patients (aged 18 or over) with metastatic colorectal cancer who receive anti-epidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibody therapy for whom KRAS gene mutation testing was performed
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    No

#452 Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and KRAS Gene Mutation Spared Treatment with Anti-epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Monoclonal Antibodies

Description :

Percentage of adult patients (aged 18 or over) with metastatic colorectal cancer and KRAS gene mutation spared treatment with anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies
  • NQS Domain :

    Patient Safety
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#453 Proportion Receiving Chemotherapy in the Last 14 Days of Life

Description :

Proportion of patients who died from cancer receiving chemotherapy in the last 14 days of life
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#454 Proportion of Patients who Died from Cancer with more than One Emergency Department Visit in the Last 30 Days of Life

Description :

Proportion of patients who died from cancer with more than one emergency department visit in the last 30 days of life
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#455 Proportion Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Last 30 Days of Life

Description :

Proportion of patients who died from cancer admitted to the ICU in the last 30 days of life
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#456 Proportion Not Admitted To Hospice

Description :

Proportion of patients who died from cancer not admitted to hospice
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Process
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes

#457 Proportion Admitted to Hospice for less than 3 days

Description :

Proportion of patients who died from cancer, and admitted to hospice and spent less than 3 days there
  • NQS Domain :

    Effective Clinical Care
  • Measure Type :

    Outcome
  • High Priority Measure :

    Yes