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Kidney Health Evaluation

Compare Versions of: "Kidney Health Evaluation"

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Measure Information 2023 Performance Period 2024 Performance Period
Title Kidney Health Evaluation Kidney Health Evaluation
CMS eCQM ID CMS951v1 CMS951v2
NQF Number Not Applicable Not Applicable
Description

Percentage of patients aged 18-75 years with a diagnosis of diabetes who received a kidney health evaluation defined by an Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) AND Urine Albumin-Creatinine Ratio (uACR) within the measurement period

Percentage of patients aged 18-75 years with a diagnosis of diabetes who received a kidney health evaluation defined by an Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) AND Urine Albumin-Creatinine Ratio (uACR) within the measurement period

Initial Population

All patients aged 18-75 years with a diagnosis of diabetes at the start of the measurement period with a visit during the measurement period

All patients aged 18-75 years with a diagnosis of diabetes at the start of the measurement period with a visit during the measurement period

Denominator

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions Patients with a diagnosis of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD); Patients with a diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Stage 5; Patients who have an order for or are receiving hospice or palliative care Patients with a diagnosis of ESRD; Patients with a diagnosis of CKD Stage 5; Patients who have an order for or are receiving hospice or palliative care
Numerator

Patients who received a kidney health evaluation defined by an Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) AND Urine Albumin-Creatinine Ratio (uACR) within the measurement period

Patients who received a kidney health evaluation defined by an eGFR AND uACR within the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

None

Measure Steward National Kidney Foundation National Kidney Foundation
Measure Scoring Proportion measure Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure Process measure
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

This measure assesses performance of a comprehensive kidney evaluation in adults aged 18-75. This measure does not preclude or discourage the use of regular laboratory testing for CKD in patients outside of the age range (patients under 18 years and those over 75 years of age).

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.

This measure assesses performance of a comprehensive kidney evaluation in adults aged 18-75. This measure does not preclude or discourage the use of regular laboratory testing for CKD in patients outside of the age range (patients under 18 years and those over 75 years of age).

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 488 488
Telehealth Eligible Yes Yes
Next Version No Version Available No Version Available
Previous Version No Version Available No Version Available

Header

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated disclaimer.

    Measure Section: Disclaimer

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated grammar, wording, and/or formatting to improve readability and consistency.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Annual Update

Logic

  • Updated the version number of the Palliative Care Exclusion ECQM Library to v3.0.000.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated the version number of the Hospice Library to v5.0.000.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated the timing associated with the Diabetes diagnosis to capture patients who have an active diagnosis as of the start of the measurement period to better align with the intent of the initial population.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added 'day of' specificity to the 'Has Kidney Panel Performed During Measurement Period' definition to better align with measure intent and timing across eCQMs.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

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

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Replaced direct reference code 'Encounter with palliative care' with 'Palliative Care Diagnosis' value set in the PalliativeCare.Has Palliative Care in the Measurement Period definition to organize capture of patients receiving palliative care, per standards expert input.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added 'day of' specificity to hospice expressions for consistency.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added standalone palliative care value set to organize capture of patients receiving palliative care, per standards expert input.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added QDM datatype 'Diagnosis' to the Hospice.'Has Hospice Services' definition referencing a new value set containing existing SNOMED finding codes to provide an additional approach for identifying patients receiving hospice care.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version number of the Hospice Library to v5.0.000.

    Measure Section: Functions

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated the version number of the Palliative Care Exclusion ECQM Library to v3.0.000.

    Measure Section: Functions

    Source of Change: Annual Update

Value Set

The VSAC is the source of truth for the value set content, please visit the VSAC for downloads of current value sets.

  • Value set Diabetes (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.103.12.1001): Deleted 54 ICD-9-CM codes based on validity of code during timing of look back period. Deleted 3 SNOMED CT codes (190369008, 237618001, 314771006) based on validity of code during timing of look back period.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (2.16.840.1.113883.3.6929.3.1000): Added 1 LOINC code (98979-8) based on updated evidence in published guidelines, published literature, or from published specialty medical society or group recommendations.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Hospice Care Ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1584): Deleted 3 SNOMED CT codes (170935008, 170936009, 305911006) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Hospice Diagnosis (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.1165) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Hospice Encounter (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.1003): Added 2 SNOMED CT codes (305911006, 385765002) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced direct reference code ICD-10-CM code (Z51.5) with value set Palliative Care Diagnosis (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.1167) based on change in measure requirements/measure specification.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Palliative Care Intervention (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.198.12.1135): Deleted 3 SNOMED CT codes (305686008, 305824005, 441874000) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Payer (2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.3591): Added 5 SOP codes (1111, 1112, 142, 344, 141) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2024