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Functional Status Assessments for Heart Failure

Measure Information 2023 Performance Period
CMS Measure ID CMS90v12
NQF Number Not Applicable
Measure Description

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older with heart failure who completed initial and follow-up patient-reported functional status assessments

Initial Population

Patients 18 years of age and older who had two outpatient encounters during the measurement period and a diagnosis of heart failure that starts any time before and continues into the measurement period.

Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

Exclude patients with severe cognitive impairment in any part of the measurement period.

Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period.

Numerator Statement

Patients with patient-reported functional status assessment results (i.e., Veterans RAND 12-item health survey [VR-12]; VR-36; Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire [KCCQ]; KCCQ-12; Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire [MLHFQ]; Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System [PROMIS]-10 Global Health, PROMIS-29) present in the EHR within two weeks before or during the initial FSA encounter and results for the follow-up FSA at least 30 days but no more than 180 days after the initial FSA

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Measure Steward Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Quality Domain Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
Measure Scoring Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure
Improvement Notation

A higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

Initial functional status assessment (FSA) and encounter: The initial FSA is an FSA that occurs within two weeks before or during an encounter, in the 180 days or more before the end of the measurement period.

Follow-up FSA: The follow-up FSA must be completed at least 30 days but no more than 180 days after the initial FSA.

The same FSA instrument must be used for the initial and follow-up assessment.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.6. Please refer to the QDM page for more information on the QDM.

MIPS Quality ID 377
Meaningful Measure Functional Outcomes
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Next Version No Version Available
Previous Version

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Measure Information 2021 Performance Period 2022 Performance Period 2023 Performance Period
CMS Measure ID CMS90v10 CMS90v11 CMS90v12
NQF Number Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Measure Description

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older with congestive heart failure who completed initial and follow-up patient-reported functional status assessments

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older with heart failure who completed initial and follow-up patient-reported functional status assessments

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older with heart failure who completed initial and follow-up patient-reported functional status assessments

Initial Population

Patients 18 years of age and older who had two outpatient encounters during the measurement year and a diagnosis of congestive heart failure

Patients 18 years of age and older who had two outpatient encounters during the measurement period and a diagnosis of heart failure that starts before and continues into the measurement period.

Patients 18 years of age and older who had two outpatient encounters during the measurement period and a diagnosis of heart failure that starts any time before and continues into the measurement period.

Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions Exclude patients with severe cognitive impairment that overlaps the measurement period. Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period. Exclude patients with severe cognitive impairment in any part of the measurement period. Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period. Exclude patients with severe cognitive impairment in any part of the measurement period.Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period.
Numerator Statement

Patients with patient-reported functional status assessment results (i.e., Veterans RAND 12-item health survey [VR-12]; VR-36; Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire [KCCQ]; KCCQ-12; Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire [MLHFQ]; Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System [PROMIS]-10 Global Health, PROMIS-29) present in the EHR two weeks before or during the initial FSA encounter and results for the follow-up FSA at least 30 days but no more than 180 days after the initial FSA

Patients with patient-reported functional status assessment results (i.e., Veterans RAND 12-item health survey [VR-12]; VR-36; Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire [KCCQ]; KCCQ-12; Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire [MLHFQ]; Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System [PROMIS]-10 Global Health, PROMIS-29) present in the EHR two weeks before or during the initial FSA encounter and results for the follow-up FSA at least 30 days but no more than 180 days after the initial FSA

Patients with patient-reported functional status assessment results (i.e., Veterans RAND 12-item health survey [VR-12]; VR-36; Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire [KCCQ]; KCCQ-12; Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire [MLHFQ]; Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System [PROMIS]-10 Global Health, PROMIS-29) present in the EHR within two weeks before or during the initial FSA encounter and results for the follow-up FSA at least 30 days but no more than 180 days after the initial FSA

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

None

None

Measure Steward Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Quality Domain Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
Measure Scoring Proportion measure Proportion measure Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure Process measure Process measure
Improvement Notation

A higher score indicates better quality

A higher score indicates better quality

A higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

Initial functional status assessment (FSA) and encounter: The initial FSA is the first FSA that occurs two weeks before or during the first encounter in the first 185 days of the measurement year.

Follow-up FSA: The follow-up FSA must be completed at least 30 days but no more than 180 days after the initial FSA.

The same FSA instrument must be used for the initial and follow-up assessment.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.5. Please refer to the eCQI resource center for more information on the QDM.

Initial functional status assessment (FSA) and encounter: The initial FSA is an FSA that occurs two weeks before or during an encounter, in the 180 days or more before the end of the measurement period.

Follow-up FSA: The follow-up FSA must be completed at least 30 days but no more than 180 days after the initial FSA.

The same FSA instrument must be used for the initial and follow-up assessment.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.5. Please refer to the eCQI resource center (https://ecqi.healthit.gov/qdm) for more information on the QDM.

Initial functional status assessment (FSA) and encounter: The initial FSA is an FSA that occurs within two weeks before or during an encounter, in the 180 days or more before the end of the measurement period.

Follow-up FSA: The follow-up FSA must be completed at least 30 days but no more than 180 days after the initial FSA.

The same FSA instrument must be used for the initial and follow-up assessment.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.6. Please refer to the QDM page for more information on the QDM.

MIPS Quality ID 377 377 377
Meaningful Measure Functional Outcomes Functional Outcomes Functional Outcomes
Telehealth Eligible Yes Yes Yes
Next Version CMS90v11 CMS90v12 No Version Available
Previous Version No Version Available

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated grammar and punctuation to improve readability.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated version number of the Quality Data Model (QDM) used in the measure specification to v5.6.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Revised the Initial Population header language regarding the timing of the encounters and diagnosis to align with the current logic and to provide clarity.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Revised the numerator language and guidance related to the timing of the initial functional status assessment to align with the current logic and to provide clarity.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Updated the timing precision in the definitions from datetime to date by adding 'day of', 'date from', and/or function 'ToDateInterval' to align with the measure intent.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added QDM datatypes Encounter, Performed and Assessment, Performed and associated logic to the Hospice.'Has Hospice Services' definition to provide additional approaches for identifying patients receiving hospice services.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version of the Quality Data Model (QDM) to 5.6 and Clinical Quality Language (CQL) to 1.5.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Updated the version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library to v7.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Updated the names of CQL definitions, functions, and/or aliases for clarification and to align with the CQL Style Guide.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Replaced the Global.CalendarAgeInYearsAt function with the native CQL function AgeInYearsAt to take advantage of existing CQL features and increase human readability. As a result of this change, the LOINC code 21112-8 is no longer required and has been removed from the Terminology section of the human readable specification.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version number of the Hospice Library to v4.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Value set

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  • Added direct reference code LOINC code (45755-6) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced value set Hospice Care Ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1108.15) with value set Hospice Care Ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1584) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Hospice Encounter (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.1003) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Removed direct reference code LOINC code (21112-8) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added direct reference code SNOMED CT code (373066001) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: May 04, 2022