NQMC Update Service: December 8, 2014

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)

December 8, 2014

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Measure Summaries

American Medical Directors 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Withdrawn Summaries

The measure summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site because they are no longer in current use and therefore, do not meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria. Please see the Measure Archive for a complete list of all measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.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 patients 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 anticonvulsant in the measurement year.
  • Cholesterol management for patients with cardiovascular conditions: percentage of patients 18 to 75 years of age who were discharged alive for AMI, CABG, or PCI from January 1 to November 1 of the year prior to the measurement year, or who had a diagnosis of IVD during the measurement year and the year prior to the measurement year, who had an LDL-C screening and LDL-C control (less than 100 mg/dL).
  • Comprehensive adult diabetes care: percentage of patients 18 to 75 years of age with type 1 or type 2 diabetes whose most recent LDL-C level is less than 100 mg/dL.

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD and an oxygen saturation less than or equal to 88% or a PaO2 less than or equal to 55 mm Hg who prescribed long term oxygen therapy.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD and dyspnea for whom exercise training was recommended.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD and FEV1 less than 40% of predicted value who have oxygen saturation assessed at least annually.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD identified as smokers who received a smoking cessation intervention at least annually.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD who received a pneumococcus immunization.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD who received influenza immunization during current flu season.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD who were assessed for COPD symptoms at least annually.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD who were assessed for pneumococcus immunization status.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD who were queried about smoking at least annually.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD who were recommended to receive an influenza immunization annually.
  • Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia: percentage of patients who had a documented rationale for level of care based on severity and safety of home care.
  • Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia: percentage of patients who received a smoking cessation intervention.
  • Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia: percentage of patients who were assessed for co-morbid conditions.
  • Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia: percentage of patients who were assessed for influenza immunization status.
  • Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia: percentage of patients who were assessed for pneumococcus immunization status.
  • Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia: percentage of patients who were queried about smoking.
  • Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia: percentage of patients with a chest x-ray performed.
  • Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia: percentage of patients with hydration status assessed.

Announcements

Notice to Our Users - Enhanced HHS Measures Inventory Coming Soon!

The HHS Measures Inventory is currently undergoing improvements to enhance the content, functionality, and overall user experience of the Web site.

  • Streamlined Measure Updating. The HHS Measures Inventory will transition from an annual to a "real-time" updating of content directly to the Web site.
  • Links to Expanded Measure Information. When available, external links will be established among measures in the HHS Measures Inventory and the same or similar measure residing in the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC), the National Quality Forum (NQF), and the United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) repositories.
  • New Measure History Display. A complete history of entry actions, including measure submission, review, and the date and time of each action will be displayed for each measure record.

Newly Submitted

  • New Collaboration for Advancing Pediatric Quality Measures (CAPQuaM) Perinatal Measures

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