Meaningful Use Core#10: NQF/PQRI (Clinical Quality Measures) reporting

Eligible professionals must report on a total of 6 clinical quality measures of the ten measures which drchrono has been certified for.  Particularly, EPs must report on 3 core CQMs, and if the denominator of 1 or more of the required core measures is 0, then EPs are required to report results for up to 3 alternate core measures. 

EPs also must also select 3 additional CQMs (excluding the core/alternate core measures). It is acceptable to have a '0' denominator provided the EP does not have an applicable population.

 

In sum, EPs must report on 6 total measures: 3 required core measures (substituting alternate core measures where necessary) and 3 additional measures. A maximum of 9 measures would be reported if the EP needed to attest to the 3 required core, the three alternate core, and the 3 additional measures.


To view the CQMs drchrono was been approved for, see below
To view the CQM calculations for those CQMs, click here.

NQF/PQRI#

Clinical Quality Measure Title & Description
Core CQMs
NQF 0421 / PQRI 128 Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a calculated BMI in the past six months or during the current visit documented in the medical record AND if the most recent BMI is outside parameters, a follow-up plan is documented.
NQF 0013 Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement
Percentage of patient visits for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hypertension who have been seen for at least 2 office visits, with blood pressure (BP) recorded.
NQF 0028a Preventative Care and Screening Measure Pair: a. Tobacco Use Assessment
Percentage of patients aged 18 years or older who have been seen for at least 2 office visits, who were queried about tobacco use one or more times within 24 months.
NQF 0028b Preventative Care and Screening Measure Pair: b. Tobacco Cessation Intervention
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older identified as tobacco users within the past 24 months and have been seen for at least 2 office visits, who received cessation intervention.
Alternate Core CQMs
NQF 0038 Childhood Immunization Status
The 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); two H influenza type B (HiB); three hepatitis B (Hep B), one chicken pox (VZV); four pneumococcal conjugate (PCV); two hepatitis A (Hep A); two or three rotavirus (RV); and two influenza (flu) vaccines by their second birthday. The measure calculates a rate for each vaccine and two separate combination rates.
NQF 0041 / PQRI 110 Preventative Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization for Patients >= 50 Years Old
Percentage of patients aged 50 years and older who received an influenza immunization during the flu season (September through February).
NQF 0024 Weight Assessment and Counseling for Children and Adolescents
The percentage of patients 2-17 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a PCP or OB/GYN and who had evidence of BMI percentile documentation, counseling for nutrition and counseling for physical activity during the measurement year.
Additional CQMs
NQF 0027 / PQRI 115 Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation, Medical assistance: a. Advising Smokers and Tobacco Users to Quit, b. Discussing Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Medications, c. Discussing Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Strategies
The percentage of patients 18 years of age and older who were current smokers or tobacco users, who were seen by a practitioner during the measurement year and who received advice to quit smoking or tobacco use or whose practitioner recommended or discussed smoking or tobacco use cessation medications, methods or strategies.
NQF 0059 / PQRI 1 Diabetes: HbA1c Poor Control
The percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) who had HbA1c >9.0%.
NQF 0575 Diabetes: HbA1c Control < 8%
The percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) who had HbA1c <8.0%.

 

 

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