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Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization

General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS147v11
NQF Number 0041e
Measure Description

Percentage of patients aged 6 months and older seen for a visit between October 1 and March 31 who received an influenza immunization OR who reported previous receipt of an influenza immunization

Initial Population All patients aged 6 months and older seen for a visit during the measurement period
Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population and seen for a visit between October 1 and March 31

Denominator Exclusions

None

Numerator Statement

Patients who received an influenza immunization OR who reported previous receipt of an influenza immunization

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

Documentation of medical reason(s) for not receiving influenza immunization (e.g., patient allergy, other medical reasons).

Documentation of patient reason(s) for not receiving influenza immunization (e.g., patient declined, other patient reasons).

Documentation of system reason(s) for not receiving influenza immunization (e.g., vaccine not available, other system reasons).

Measure Steward National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain Community/Population Health
Measure Scoring Proportion
Measure Type Process
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

The timeframe for the visit during the "Encounter, Performed": "Encounter-Influenza" or "Procedure, Performed": "Peritoneal Dialysis" or "Procedure, Performed": "Hemodialysis" in the Population Criteria-Denominator, refers to the influenza season defined by the measure: October through March (October 1 for the year prior to the start of the reporting period through March 31 during the reporting period). The "Encounter-Influenza" Grouping OID detailed in the data criteria section below is comprised of several individual OIDs of different encounter types. The individual OIDs are included in the value set and should be reviewed to determine that an applicable visit occurred during the timeframe for "Encounter, Performed": "Encounter-Influenza" as specified in the denominator.

To enable reporting of this measure at the close of the reporting period, this measure will only assess the influenza season that ends in March of the reporting period. The subsequent influenza season (ending March of the following year) will be measured and reported in the following year.

Due to the changing stance of the CDC/ACIP recommendations regarding the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) for a particular flu season, this measure will not include the administration of this specific formulation of the flu vaccination. Given the variance of the timeframes for the annual update cycles, program implementation, and publication of revised recommendations from the CDC/ACIP, it has been determined that the coding for this measure will specifically exclude this formulation, so as not to inappropriately include this form of the vaccine for flu seasons when CDC/ACIP explicitly advise against it. However, it is recommended that all eligible professionals or eligible clinicians to review the guidelines for each flu season to determine appropriateness of the LAIV and other formulations of the flu vaccine. Should the LAIV be recommended for administration for a particular flu season, eligible professional or clinician may consider one of the following options: 1) satisfy the numerator by reporting either previous receipt or using the CVX 88 for unspecified formulation, 2) report a denominator exception, either as a patient reason (e.g., for patient preference) or a system reason (e.g., the institution only carries LAIV).

Patient self-report for procedures as well as immunizations should be recorded in 'Procedure, Performed' template or 'Immunization, Administered' template in QRDA-1.

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 110
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Previous Version

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated the eCQM version number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version Number

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated Measure Steward.

    Measure Section: Measure Steward

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated Measure Developer.

    Measure Section: Measure Developer

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated disclaimer.

    Measure Section: Disclaimer

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated the rationale to align with current evidence.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the clinical recommendation statement to align with current clinical recommendations.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added the guidance to clarify the method to report immunization status.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Added direct reference code CPT code (99211) as a qualifying encounter based on public feedback and appropriateness to measure.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: Annual Update

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

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Deleted the Influenza Vaccine Previously Received definition from the Numerator definition to clarify the correct method to determine immunization status.

    Measure Section: Numerator

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • 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

Value Set

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

  • Removed value set Previous Receipt of Influenza Vaccine (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1185) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Influenza Vaccine (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1254): Added 2 CVX codes (205, 149) based on terminology update and 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

  • Added value set Online Assessment (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

  • Added direct reference code CPT code (99211) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021