Most clinical quality measures have some sort of age criteria. Consider NQF 0418, the depression screening and follow-up measure. The basic description is: Percentage of patients aged 12 years and older screened for depression on the date of the encounter […]
Back in 2016, Azara published two blog posts on the difference between the two ways diagnoses are added to a patient’s chart (problems and assessments) when to use them, and the impact this has on clinical quality measures. As DRVS […]
Over the last 4 years, we’ve seen the performance on Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Measure (CMS 138v6 / NQF 0028) rates increase, but recently you may have noticed a drop in your performance and wondered ‘what’s happening?’ Did something […]
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In a previous post, we dove into some of the nitty-gritty on “value sets.” Recall that these are lists of standard codes (e.g., ICD-10-CM, CPT) that define a specific clinical concept. In this post, I want to provide a review […]