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Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control (> 9%)

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General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS122v9
NQF Number Not Applicable
Measure Description

Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had hemoglobin A1c > 9.0% during the measurement period

Initial Population Patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes with a visit during the measurement period
Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.

Exclude patients 66 and older who are living long term in an institution for more than 90 consecutive days during the measurement period.

Exclude patients 66 and older with advanced illness and frailty because it is unlikely that patients will benefit from the services being measured.

Numerator Statement

Patients whose most recent HbA1c level (performed during the measurement period) is >9.0%

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Measure Steward National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain Effective Clinical Care
Measure Scoring Proportion measure
Measure Type Intermediate Clinical Outcome measure
Improvement Notation

Lower score indicates better quality

Guidance

Patient is numerator compliant if most recent HbA1c level >9%, the most recent HbA1c result is missing, or if there are no HbA1c tests performed and results documented during the measurement period. If the HbA1c test result is in the medical record, the test can be used to determine numerator compliance.

Only patients with a diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes should be included in the denominator of this measure; patients with a diagnosis of secondary diabetes due to another condition should not be included.

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.

Quality ID 1
Meaningful Measure Management of Chronic Conditions
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Previous Version
Release Notes

Header

  • Updated eCQM Version Number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version Number

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • ​Updated the rationale to remove outdated references and content and to update references.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the clinical recommendations statement to remove outdated references and update with the most recent clinical recommendations.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added text to identify the Quality Data Model (QDM) version used in the measure specification.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added text to indicate whether the measure is patient-based or episode-based.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated denominator exclusions to add the word 'consecutive' to clarify that the Long-Term Illness (LTI) exclusion should be for 90 consecutive days.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Updated denominator exclusion logic for frailty and clarified that the long-term illness exclusion should be for 90 'consecutive' days to reduce ambiguity.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Library version update: Updated version number of the Adult_Outpatient_Encounters Library (Adult_Outpatient_Encounters-1.3.000).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • CQL Library version update: Updated version number of the Hospice Library (Hospice-2.2.000).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • QDM v5.5 standards update: Added 'relevantDatetime' attribute to QDM datatypes. 'RelevantDatetime' indicates when the action occurred whereas 'authorDatetime' indicates when the action was recorded.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated CQL expression to conform with the HL7 Standard: Clinical Quality Language Specification, Release 1 STU 4 (CQL 1.4).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated CQL Library version number of the advanced illness and frailty exclusion library (AdvancedIllnessandFrailtyExclusionECQM-5.5.000).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    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: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library (MATGlobalCommonFunctions-5.0.000). Updated definitions and functions in the MAT Global Common Functions Library to align with standards changes, CQL Style Guide, and to include one new function related to calculating length of hospital stays with observation stays.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards 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 3 SNOMED CT codes (314772004, 421164006, 314894004) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Frailty Device (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.118.12.1300): Removed extensional value set Frailty Device (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.118.11.1114) with HCPCS codes from the grouping and added Frailty Device SNOMED (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.118.11.1220) with SNOMED CT codes to the grouping to align with recommended terminology.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Frailty Symptom (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.113.12.1075): Deleted 4 SNOMED CT codes (267031002, 272060000, 272062008, 314109004) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Nursing Facility Visit (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1012): Added 3 CPT codes (99315, 99316, 99318) based on updated evidence in published guidelines, published literature, or from published specialty medical society or group recommendations, to capture additional nursing facility visit encounter types.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Acute Inpatient (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1083): Deleted 1 SNOMED CT code (2876009) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

Last Updated: Jul 01, 2020