Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization

Last updated: July 12, 2017

CMS Measure ID: CMS147v4
Version: 4
NQF Number: 0041
Measure Description:

Percentage of patients aged 6 months and older seen for a visit between October 1 and March 31 who received an influenza immunization OR who reported previous receipt of an influenza immunization

Initial Patient Population:

All patients aged 6 months and older seen for at least two visits or at least one preventive visit during the measurement period

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Patient Population and seen for a visit between October 1 and March 31

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator Statement:

Patients who received an influenza immunization OR who reported previous receipt of an influenza immunization

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:
  • Documentation of medical reason(s) for not receiving influenza immunization (eg, patient allergy, other medical reasons)
  • Documentation of patient reason(s) for not receiving influenza immunization (eg, patient declined, other patient reasons)
  • Documentation of system reason(s) for not receiving influenza immunization (eg, vaccine not available, other system reasons)
Measure Steward: American Medical Association-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement(R) (AMA-PCPI)
Domain: Community, Population and Public Health
Next Version: Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization
Measure Score: Proportion
Score Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance:

The timeframe for the visit during the Encounter, Performed: Encounter-Influenza or Procedure, Performed: Peritoneal Dialysis or Procedure, Performed: Hemodialysis in the Population Criteria-Denominator, refers to the influenza season defined by the measure: October through March (October 1 for the year prior to the start of the reporting period through March 31 during the reporting period). The Encounter-Influenza Grouping OID detailed in the data criteria section below is comprised of several individual OIDs of different encounter types. The individual OIDs are included in the value set and should be reviewed to determine that an applicable visit occurred during the timeframe for Encounter, Performed: Encounter-Influenza as specified in the denominator.

To enable reporting of this measure at the close of the reporting period, this measure will only assess the influenza season that ends in March of the reporting period. The subsequent influenza season (ending March of the following year) will be measured and reported in the following year.

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