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Child and Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Suicide Risk Assessment

Measure Information 2023 Performance Period
CMS Measure ID CMS177v11
NQF Number 1365e
Measure Description

Percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 6 through 17 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) with an assessment for suicide risk

Initial Population

All patient visits for those patients aged 6 through 17 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder

Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

None

Numerator Statement

Patient visits with an assessment for suicide risk

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Measure Steward Mathematica
Quality Domain Patient Safety
Measure Scoring Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

This eCQM is an episode-based measure. An episode is defined as each eligible encounter for major depressive disorder (MDD) during the measurement period. A suicide risk assessment should be performed at every visit for MDD during the measurement period.

In recognition of the growing use of integrated and team-based care, the diagnosis of depression and the assessment for suicide risk need not be performed by the same provider or clinician.

Suicide risk assessments completed via telehealth services can also meet numerator performance.

Use of a standardized tool(s) or instrument(s) to assess suicide risk will meet numerator performance, so long as the minimum criteria noted above is evaluated. Standardized tools can be mapped to the concept "Intervention, Performed": "Suicide risk assessment (procedure)" included in the numerator logic below, as no individual suicide risk assessment tool or instrument would satisfy the requirements alone.

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 382
Meaningful Measure Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Mental Health
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 CMS177v9 CMS177v10 CMS177v11
NQF Number 1365e 1365e 1365e
Measure Description

Percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 6 through 17 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder with an assessment for suicide risk

Percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 6 through 17 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder with an assessment for suicide risk

Percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 6 through 17 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) with an assessment for suicide risk

Initial Population

All patient visits for those patients aged 6 through 17 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder

All patient visits for those patients aged 6 through 17 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder

All patient visits for those patients aged 6 through 17 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder

Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions None None None
Numerator Statement

Patient visits with an assessment for suicide risk

Patient visits with an assessment for suicide risk

Patient visits with an assessment for suicide risk

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

None

None

Measure Steward PCPI(R) Foundation (PCPI[R]) Mathematica Mathematica
Quality Domain Patient Safety Patient Safety Patient Safety
Measure Scoring Proportion measure Proportion measure Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure Process measure Process measure
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Higher score indicates better quality

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

This eCQM is an episode-based measure. A suicide risk assessment should be performed at every visit for major depressive disorder during the measurement period.

In recognition of the growing use of integrated and team-based care, the diagnosis of depression and the assessment for suicide risk need not be performed by the same provider or clinician.

Suicide risk assessments completed via telehealth services can also meet numerator performance.

This measure is an episode-of-care measure; the level of analysis for this measure is every visit for major depressive disorder during the measurement period. For example, at every visit for MDD, the patient should have a suicide risk assessment.

Use of a standardized tool(s) or instrument(s) to assess suicide risk will meet numerator performance, so long as the minimum criteria noted above is evaluated. Standardized tools can be mapped to the concept "Intervention, Performed": "Suicide risk assessment (procedure)" included in the numerator logic below, as no individual suicide risk assessment tool or instrument would satisfy the requirements alone.

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

This eCQM is an episode-based measure. An episode is defined as each eligible encounter for major depressive disorder (MDD) during the measurement period. A suicide risk assessment should be performed at every visit for MDD during the measurement period.

In recognition of the growing use of integrated and team-based care, the diagnosis of depression and the assessment for suicide risk need not be performed by the same provider or clinician.

Suicide risk assessments completed via telehealth services can also meet numerator performance.

Use of a standardized tool(s) or instrument(s) to assess suicide risk will meet numerator performance, so long as the minimum criteria noted above is evaluated. Standardized tools can be mapped to the concept "Intervention, Performed": "Suicide risk assessment (procedure)" included in the numerator logic below, as no individual suicide risk assessment tool or instrument would satisfy the requirements alone.

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.

This eCQM is an episode-based measure. An episode is defined as each eligible encounter for major depressive disorder (MDD) during the measurement period. A suicide risk assessment should be performed at every visit for MDD during the measurement period.

In recognition of the growing use of integrated and team-based care, the diagnosis of depression and the assessment for suicide risk need not be performed by the same provider or clinician.

Suicide risk assessments completed via telehealth services can also meet numerator performance.

Use of a standardized tool(s) or instrument(s) to assess suicide risk will meet numerator performance, so long as the minimum criteria noted above is evaluated. Standardized tools can be mapped to the concept "Intervention, Performed": "Suicide risk assessment (procedure)" included in the numerator logic below, as no individual suicide risk assessment tool or instrument would satisfy the requirements alone.

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 382 382 382
Meaningful Measure Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Mental Health Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Mental Health Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Mental Health
Telehealth Eligible Yes Yes Yes
Next Version CMS177v10 CMS177v11 No Version Available
Previous Version No Version Available

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated the measure description to add the acronym MDD for clarity.

    Measure Section: Description

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated disclaimer.

    Measure Section: Disclaimer

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Updated the rationale section to further support measure intent.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references.

    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

Logic

  • 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 Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library to v7.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • 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

Value set

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  • 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

Last Updated: May 04, 2022