Last updated: May 18, 2016
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS159v3|
Adult patients age 18 and older with major depression or dysthymia and an initial PHQ-9 score > 9 who demonstrate remission at twelve months defined as PHQ-9 score less than 5. This measure applies to both patients with newly diagnosed and existing depression whose current PHQ-9 score indicates a need for treatment
|Initial Patient Population:||
Adults age 18 and older with a diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia and an initial PHQ-9 score greater than nine during an outpatient encounter.
Equals the Initial Patient Population
Adults who achieved remission at twelve months as demonstrated by a twelve month (+/- 30 days) PHQ-9 score of less than five.
|Measure Steward:||MN Community Measurement|
|National Quality Strategy Domain:||Effective Clinical Care|
|Next Version:||Depression Remission at Twelve Months|
Higher score indicates better quality