Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma

Last updated: July 12, 2017

CMS Measure ID: CMS126v3
Version: 3
NQF Number: 0036
Measure Description:

Percentage of patients 5-64 years of age who were identified as having persistent asthma and were appropriately prescribed medication during the measurement period.

Initial Patient Population:

Patients 5-64 years of age with persistent asthma and a visit during the measurement period

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Patient Population

Denominator Exclusions:

Patients with emphysema, COPD, cystic fibrosis or acute respiratory failure during or prior to the measurement period

Numerator Statement:

Patients who were dispensed at least one prescription for a preferred therapy during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:


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

Higher score indicates better quality




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