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Functional Status Assessments for Heart Failure

General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS90v11
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 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 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)
Domain Person and Caregiver-Centered Experience and Outcomes
Measure Scoring Proportion
Measure Type Process
Improvement Notation

A higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

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.

Quality ID 377
Meaningful Measure Functional Outcomes
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Previous Version

Release Notes

Header

  • Removed 'congestive' from the measure title to align with the measure intent.

    Measure Section: eCQM Title

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the eCQM version number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version Number

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Revised the measure description to align with the measure intent and guidance.

    Measure Section: Description

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated the rationale to align with current evidence.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the guidance language to clarify encounter timing and align with the measure intent.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Revised the initial population timing language to align with the logic.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced 'overlaps' or 'overlapping' in the denominator exclusions with plain language to clarify the measure intent.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Revised the 'KCCQ Total Assessment Completed' definition name to reflect a similar format in other definitions in the measure.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added online assessments and telephone visits as appropriate encounters based on the increased use of telehealth services.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced the 'Follow Up Encounter' definition in the initial population with a new definition 'Two Outpatient Encounters during Measurement Period' to align the encounter timing with the measure intent.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the names of Clinical Quality Language (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 the version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library (MATGlobalCommonFunctions-6.2.000). Updated the 'Inpatient Encounter' definition to include a 'day of' timing clarification. Added the following timing functions: Normalize Interval, Has Start, Has End, Latest, Latest Of, Earliest, and Earliest Of. Please see individual measure details for application of specific timing functions.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added new NormalizeInterval function to timing attributes to decrease implementation burden due to variable use of timing attributes for select QDM data types. The NormalizeInterval function was applied, where applicable, for the following data elements: Assessment, Performed; Device, Applied; Diagnostic Study, Performed; Intervention, Performed; Laboratory Test, Performed; Medication, Administered; Medication, Dispensed; Physical Exam, Performed; Procedure, Performed; Substance, Administered.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated Hospice CQL Library to version 3.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Revised the measure CQL library name from FunctionalStatusAssessmentsforCongestiveHeartFailure to FunctionalStatusAssessmentsforHeartFailureto align with the revised measure title. This change will be seen in the measure package and not the human readable specification.

    Measure Section: eCQM Identifier (Measure Authoring Tool)

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

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 Heart Failure (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.376): Added 1 SNOMED CT code (871617000) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Added value set Online Assessments (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1089) based on change in measure requirements/measure specification.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Telephone Visits (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1080) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021