Diabetes: Eye Exam

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS131v6
Version: 6
NQF Number: 0055
Measure Description:

Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had a retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye care professional during the measurement period or a negative retinal exam (no evidence of retinopathy) in the 12 months prior to 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 Population

Denominator Exclusions:

Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year

Numerator Statement:

Patients with an eye screening for diabetic retinal disease. This includes diabetics who had one of the following:

A retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye care professional in the measurement period or a negative retinal exam (no evidence of retinopathy) by an eye care professional in the year prior to the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None

Measure Steward: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Next Version:
Previous Version:
Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance:

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.

The eye exam must be performed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

Notes: Value Set content updated Sept 2017

Specifications

Release Notes

Header

  • ​Incremented eMeasure Version number.

    Measure Section: eMeasure Version number

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • ​Updated Copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • ​Updated Disclaimer.

    Measure Section: Disclaimer

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated Clinical Recommendation Statement to reflect updated clinical guidelines.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated References.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • ​Updated the exclusion statement in the header to exclude patients in hospice care from the Denominator. Measures that focus on screenings and procedures may not be appropriate or a priority for those who are at end of life (ie, on hospice).

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Added new lines of logic to the Denominator Exclusions for all NCQA-stewarded measures (except CMS82) to ensure patients in hospice care are excluded from the Denominator.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the timing logic of negative finding from <= 12 months to < 12 months to align the measure’s Description and Numerator.

    Measure Section: Numerator

    Source of Change: JIRA (CQM-1851)

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 Diabetes (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.103.12.1001): Added 32 SNOMEDCT codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Encounter Inpatient (2.16.840.1.113883.3.666.5.307): Added Encounter Inpatient.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Hospice care ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1108.15): Added Hospice care ambulatory.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Discharged to Health Care Facility for Hospice Care (2.16.840.1.113883.3.117.1.7.1.207): Added Discharged to Health Care Facility for Hospice Care.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Discharged to Home for Hospice Care (2.16.840.1.113883.3.117.1.7.1.209): Added Discharged to Home for Hospice Care.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Retinal or Dilated Eye Exam (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.115.12.1088): Added 1 SNOMEDCT code (722161008).

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: 2018 Addendum

  • Value set Diabetes (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.103.12.1001): Added 2 ICD10CM codes (E11.10, E11.11). Added 21 SNOMEDCT codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: 2018 Addendum

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