NQMC Update Service: October 20, 2014

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)

October 20, 2014

New This Week

Measure Summaries

AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement, Performance Measurement Initiative, Colonoscopy Work Group

Acumen LLC, under contract to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

British Medical Association

Withdrawn Summaries

The measure summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site because they are no longer in current use and therefore, do not meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria. Please see the Measure Archive for a complete list of all measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.

National Committee for Quality Assurance

  • Annual monitoring for patients on persistent medications: percentage of members 18 years of age and older who received at least 180 treatment days of anticonvulsants during the measurement year and had at least one drug serum concentration level monitoring test for the prescribed drug in the measurement year.
  • Cholesterol management for patients with cardiovascular conditions: percentage of members 18 to 75 years of age who were discharged alive for AMI, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), or percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in the year prior to the measurement year, or who had a diagnosis of ischemic vascular disease (IVD) during the measurement year and the year prior to the measurement year, who had a LDL-C screening and LDL-C control (less than 100 mg/dL).
  • Comprehensive diabetes care: percentage of members 18 to 75 years of age with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who had a LDL-C screening performed.
  • Comprehensive diabetes care: percentage of members 18 to 75 years of age with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) whose most recent blood pressure reading is less than 140/80 mm Hg (controlled).
  • Comprehensive diabetes care: percentage of members 18 to 75 years of age with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) whose most recent LDL-C level is less than 100 mg/dL.
  • Glaucoma screening: percentage of Medicare members 65 years and older who received a glaucoma eye exam by an eye care professional for early identification of glaucomatous conditions.

Announcements

Newly Submitted

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Health Awareness Topics - October 2014

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