Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG): Optic Nerve Evaluation

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS143v6
Version: 6
NQF Number: 0086
Measure Description:

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) who have an optic nerve head evaluation during one or more office visits within 12 months

Initial Patient Population:

All patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of primary open-angle glaucoma

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator Statement:

Patients who have an optic nerve head evaluation during one or more office visits within 12 months

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

Documentation of medical reason(s) for not performing an optic nerve head evaluation

Measure Steward: PCPI(R) Foundation (PCPI[R])
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
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Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance:

Optic nerve head evaluation includes examination of the cup to disc ratio and identification of optic disc or retinal nerve abnormalities. Both of these components of the optic nerve head evaluation are examined using ophthalmoscopy.

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 specificity (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 professional or eligible clinician will record laterality in the patient medical record, as quality care and clinical documentation should include laterality.

Specifications

Release Notes

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    Measure Section: Copyright

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    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

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  • Updated Reference.

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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 Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.326): Added 1 SNOMEDCT code (193533000).

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

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