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Dementia: Cognitive Assessment

General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS149v10
NQF Number 02872e
Measure Description

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia for whom an assessment of cognition is performed and the results reviewed at least once within a 12-month period

Initial Population All patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia
Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

None

Numerator Statement

Patients for whom an assessment of cognition is performed and the results reviewed at least once within a 12-month period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

Documentation of patient reason(s) for not assessing cognition

Measure Steward American Academy of Neurology
Domain Effective Clinical Care
Measure Scoring Proportion
Measure Type Process
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

Use of a standardized tool or instrument to assess cognition other than those listed will meet numerator performance. Standardized tools can be mapped to the concept "Intervention, Performed": "Cognitive Assessment" included in the numerator logic below.

The requirement of two or more visits is to establish that the eligible professional or eligible clinician has an existing relationship with the patient.

In recognition of the growing use of integrated and team-based care, the diagnosis of dementia and the assessment of cognitive function need not be performed by the same provider or clinician.

The DSM-5 has replaced the term dementia with major neurocognitive disorder and mild neurocognitive disorder. For the purposes of this measure, the terms are equivalent.

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 281
Meaningful Measure Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Mental Health
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

Logic

  • ​Revised 'Qualifying Encounter' definition construction to reuse existing definition for clarification.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated 'Dementia Encounter' definition name to account for timing constraint and align with CQL Style Guide.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated 'Face to Face Encounter During Measurement Period' definition name to align with guidance for virtual visits.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated 'Qualifying Encounter' definition name to account for timing constraint and align with CQL Style Guide.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • 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

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 Dementia & Mental Degenerations (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1005): Added 1 SNOMED CT code (838276009) based on terminology update. Deleted 1 SNOMED CT code (62239001) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021