Diabetic Retinopathy: Communication with the Physician Managing Ongoing Diabetes Care

Last updated: November 2, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS142v7
Version: 7
NQF Number: 0089
Measure Description:

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy who had a dilated macular or fundus exam performed with documented communication to the physician who manages the ongoing care of the patient with diabetes mellitus regarding the findings of the macular or fundus exam at least once within 12 months

Initial Patient Population:

All patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Populationinfo-icon who had a dilated macular or fundus exam performed

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator Statement:

Patients with documentation, at least once within 12 months, of the findings of the dilated macular or fundus exam via communication to the physician who manages the patient's diabetic care

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

Documentation of medical reason(s) for not communicating the findings of the dilated macular or fundus exam to the physician who manages the ongoing care of the patient with diabetes.

Documentation of patient reason(s) for not communicating the findings of the dilated macular or fundus exam to the physician who manages the ongoing care of the patient with diabetes.

Measure Steward: PCPI(R) Foundation (PCPI[R])
Domain: Communication and Care Coordination
Previous Version:
Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance:

The measure, as written, does not specifically require documentation of laterality. Coding limitations in particular clinical terminologies do not currently allow for that level of specificityinfo-icon (ICD-10-CM includes laterality, but ICD-9-CM and SNOMED-CT do not uniformly include this distinction). Therefore, at this time, it is not a requirement of this measure to indicate laterality of the diagnoses, findings or procedures. Available coding to capture the data elements specified in this measure has been provided. It is assumed that the eligible professionalinfo-icon or eligible clinicianinfo-icon will record laterality in the patient medical record, as quality care and clinical documentation should include laterality.

The communication of results to the primary care physician providing ongoing care of a patient's diabetes should be completed soon after the dilated exam is performed. Eligible professionalsinfo-icon or eligible cliniciansinfo-icon reporting on this measure should note that all data for the reporting year is to be submitted by the deadline established by CMS. Therefore, eligible professionals or eligible clinicians who see patients towards the end of the reporting period (ie, December in particular), should communicate the results of the dilated macular exam as soon as possible in order for those patients to be counted in the measure numeratorinfo-icon. Communicating the results as soon as possible after the date of the exam will ensure the data are included in the submission to CMS.

Quality ID: 19
Meaningful Measure: Transfer of Health Information and Interoperability

Specifications

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated 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

Logic

  • Added 'AuthorDateTime' attribute to QDMinfo-icon datatypes that include negation rationale: ‘Diagnostic, Performed’, ‘Intervention Performed’, ‘Encounter, Performed’, ‘Laboratory Test, Performed’, ‘Medication, Administered’, ‘Physical Exam, Performed’, ‘Procedure, Performed’, ‘Substance Administered’ to conform with QDM 5.3 changes.

    Measure Section: Denominatorinfo-icon Exceptions

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added supplemental timing attributes to most datatypes in QDM 5.3 to facilitate accurate retrieval of time related information within CQLinfo-icon logic. Timing attributes now include a time interval, such as prevalence period or relevant period, and/or actual time of documentation with Author Datetime. Relevant period is the general method to describe start and stop times for datatypes. Prevalence period is used for some datatypes to more accurately define onset and abatement times.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Assigned cardinality to each attribute to be more explicit in guiding specificationinfo-icon and implementation of QDM data elements. Cardinality refers to the number of instances of the attribute that can be included in the measure description. Cardinality for most attributes is 0.. 1 (i.e., can occur up to 1 time), but some attributes have a cardinality of 0.. * (i.e., can occur multiple times).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • CQL libraries contain sets of CQL definitions, or CQL expression statements. A context statement, patient or population, can now be used in a CQL library to clearly establish how the subsequent list of CQL expressions will be interpreted. A 'Population' context will interpret the CQL expression with reference to the entire population of the item being counted, patients or encounters. A 'Patient' context will interpret the CQL expression with reference to a single patient. Context statements are not required, but one or more context statements may be used within a library to help clarify how the CQL expressions will be interpreted. Patient context is the default if none is specified.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Removed the 'Face-To-Face Interaction' data element and added relevant SNOMED codes to the Encounter Grouping value setsinfo-icon to better align between the SNOMED and CPT encounter codes.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced measure-defined definitions with similar definitions and functions from CQL shared libraries for consistency across measures.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated measure logic from Quality Data Model (QDM)-based logic to Clinical Quality Language (CQL)-based logic. Information on CQL can be found at the eCQI Resource centerinfo-icon (https://ecqi.healthit.gov/cql). Information about specific versions of the new standards in use for CMS reporting periods can be found at the eCQI Resource Center (https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm-tools-key-resources). Switching from QDM to CQL brings with it many changes, as well as enhanced expression capability, but only those changes with significant impact will be outlined in technical release notes. For example, in the case of timing operators, changes may only be summarized if those changes impact the measure calculation.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

Value Setinfo-icon

The VSAC is the source of truth for the value set content, please visit the VSAC for downloads of current value sets.

  • Value set Patient Reason (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1008): Deleted 1 SNOMEDCT code (385648002).

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Macular Exam (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1251): Added 2 LOINC codes (79820-7, 79821-5).

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Office Visit (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1001): Added SNOMEDCT extensional value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.11.1264) including 7 codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Outpatient Consultation (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1008): Added SNOMEDCT extensional value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.11.1266) including 3 codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Nursing Facility Visit (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1012): Added SNOMEDCT extensional value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.11.1261) including 2 codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Care Services in Long-Term Residential Facility (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1014): Added SNOMEDCT extensional value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.11.1262) including 2 codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Diabetic Retinopathy (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.327): Deleted 99 ICD10CM codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Payer (2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.3591): Added 11 SOP codes (299, 32127, 32128, 391, 517, 524, 614, 621, 622, 623, 629) and deleted 3 SOP codes (63, 64, 69).

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Face-to-Face Interaction (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1048): Removed Face-to-Face Interaction.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Payer (2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.3591): Deleted 1 SOP code (24).

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: 2019 Addendum

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