NQF 0027

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 

Description: 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.

Correct Reporting

Population 1:

Numerator:

The number of patients in the denominator that also have one of the following codes recorded in the encounter Plan or Assessment / Active problem list.

 CPT Code:

1034F: Tobacco - current smoker

1035F: Tobacco - Smokeless tobacco user

 

ICD9 Code:

305.1

305.10: Nicotine Dependence

The following codes will not increase the numerator: 

  • G8403: Tobacco (smoker) use and no cessation intervention, counseling
  • 1036F: Tobacco non-use
  • 1000F: Tobacco use assessed
  • 1000F-8P: Tobacco use not assessed - reason not specified
  • G8094: COPD pt with no smoking cessation intervention

 

Denominator:

The number of patients that are age 18 years old or older at the start of the reporting period and have at least one appointment during the reporting period. 

 

Population 2:

Numerator: 

The number of patients in the denominator that also have one of the following codes recorded in the encounter Plan.

 

CPT Code:

99406: Behav Chng Smoking 3-10 min.

99407: Behav Chang Smoking <10 min.

 

HCPCS Code:

G0375: Tobacco (smoke) use cessation intervention, counseling

G0376: Tobacco/Smoking cessation counseling > 10 min.

G8402: Tobacco (smoke) use cessation intervention, counseling

G9016: Tobacco/Smoking cessation counseling

S4995: Tobacco/Smoking cessation gum therapy advised

S9075: Tobacco/Smoking cessation treatment (with medication) 

S9453: Tobacco/Smoking cessation class

The following codes will not increase the numerator:

  • G8403: Tobacco (smoker) use and no cessation intervention, counseling
  • 1036F: Tobacco non-use
  • 1000F: Tobacco use assessed
  • 1000F-8P: Tobacco use not assessed - reason not specified
  • G8094: COPD pt with no smoking cessation intervention

 

Denominator: 

The number of patients that are age 18 years old or older at the start of the reporting period and have at least one appointment during the reporting period.

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