Dementia: Cognitive Assessment

Last updated: May 18, 2016

CMS Measure ID: CMS149v3
Version: 3
NQF Number: None
Measure Description:

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia for whom an assessment of cognition is performed and the results reviewed at least once within a 12 month period

Initial Patient Population:

All patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Patient Population

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator Statement:

Patients for whom an assessment of cognition is performed and the results reviewed at least once within a 12 month period

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:
  • Documentation of medical reason(s) for not assessing cognition (eg, patient with very advanced stage dementia, other medical reason)
  • Documentation of patient reason(s) for not assessing cognition
Measure Steward: American Medical Association-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement(R) (AMA-PCPI)
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Next Version: Dementia: Cognitive Assessment
Measure Score: Proportion
Score Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance:

Use of a standardized tool or instrument to assess cognition other than those listed will meet numerator performance. Standardized tools can be mapped to the concept Intervention, Performed: Cognitive Assessment included in the numerator logic below.

The requirement of Count >=2 of Encounter, Performed is to establish that the eligible professional has an existing relationship with the patient.

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