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HIV Screening

General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS349v4
NQF Number Not Applicable
Measure Description

Percentage of patients aged 15-65 at the start of the measurement period who were between 15-65 years old when tested for HIV

Initial Population Patients 15 to 65 years of age at the start of the measurement period AND who had at least one outpatient visit during the measurement period
Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

Patients diagnosed with HIV prior to the start of the measurement period

Numerator Statement

Patients with documentation of an HIV test performed on or after their 15th birthday and before their 66th birthday

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Measure Steward Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Domain Community/Population Health
Measure Scoring Proportion
Measure Type Process
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

This measure evaluates the proportion of patients aged 15 to 65 at the start of the measurement period who have documentation of having received an HIV test at least once on or after their 15th birthday and before their 66th birthday. In order to satisfy the measure, the reporting provider must have documentation of the administration of the laboratory test present in the patient's medical record. In cases where the HIV test was performed elsewhere, providers cannot rely on patient attestation or self-report to meet the measure requirements, as previous research has shown that patient self-report is an unreliable indicator of previous HIV testing history. Rather, providers must request documentation of those test results. If such documentation is not available, the patient should be considered still eligible for HIV screening. If such documentation is available, but cannot be provided in a standardized, structured format (such that the lab test and results can be readily incorporated as structured data within the EHR), providers should enter the information into their EHR as a laboratory test in a manner consistent with the EHR in use. If the specific Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Laboratory Test LOINC code of the test is not known, the entry should use the more generic code LOINC panel code [75622-1].

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 475
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 copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • ​Updated rationale for consistency with updated evidence about use of antiretroviral agents.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Annual Update

Logic

  • Updated Initial Population age logic to a closed interval for harmonization with other measures.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated numerator logic using 'has' instead of 'exists' for harmonization with other measures.

    Measure Section: Numerator

    Source of Change: Annual 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 Indicators of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1056.54): Deleted 1 ICD-9-CM code (176.9) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Added 11 SNOMED CT codes (838338001, 838377003, 840442003, 840498003, 860871003, 860872005, 860874006, 866044006, 870271009, 870328002, 870344006) based on terminology update. Renamed extensional value sets to match the grouping name, Indicators of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021