Diabetes: Foot Exam

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS123v3
Version: 3
NQF Number: 0056
Measure Description:

Percentage of patients aged 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had a foot exam during the measurement period.

Initial Patient Population:

Patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes with a visit during the measurement period

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Patient Population

Denominator Exclusions:


Numerator Statement:

Patients who received visual, pulse and sensory foot examinations during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:


Measure Steward: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Next Version:
Measure Score: Proportion
Score Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality


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.


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