Depression Utilization of the PHQ-9 Tool

Last updated: May 18, 2016

CMS Measure ID: CMS160v3
Version: 3
NQF Number: 0712
Measure Description:

Adult patients age 18 and older with the diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia who have a PHQ-9 tool administered at least once during a 4-month period in which there was a qualifying visit.

Initial Patient Population:

Adult patients age 18 and older with an office visit and the diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia during each four month period

Denominator Statement:

Equals the Initial Patient Population

Denominator Exclusions:
  1. Patients who died
  2. Patients who received hospice services
  3. Patients who were permanent nursing home residents
  4. Patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  5. Patients with a diagnosis of personality disorder
Numerator Statement:

Adult patients who have a PHQ-9 tool administered at least once during the four-month period.

Numerator Exclusions:

Not applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None

Measure Steward: MN Community Measurement
National Quality Strategy Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Next Version: Depression Utilization of the PHQ-9 Tool
Measure Score: Proportion
Score Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

Higher scores indicate better quality

Guidance:

None

Specifications

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