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Chronic Kidney Disease

The PMC reviewed relevant performance measures and makes the following recommendations.

Printable version of the recommendations.

 ID #Measure NameRecommendation
NQF 0621

Non-Diabetic Nephropathy - Use of ACE Inhibitor or ARB Therapy
The percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with proteinuria who are taking an ACE inhibitor or ARB
Date Reviewed: November 23, 2013

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NQF 1668
PQRS 121

Laboratory Testing (Lipid Profile)
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of CKD (stage 3, 4 or 5, not receiving Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT)) who had a fasting lipid profile performed at least once within a 12-month period
Date Reviewed: November 23, 2013

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PQRS 122
[No longer NQF-endorsed]

Adult Kidney Disease: Blood Pressure Management (No longer NQF-Endorsed)
Percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of CKD (stage 3, 4 or 5, not receiving RRT) and documented proteinuria with a blood pressure < 130/80 mmΗg OR ≥ 130/80 mmΗg with a documented plan of care
Date Reviewed: November 23, 2013

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NQF 1666
PQRS 123

Adult Kidney Disease: Patients on Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agent (ESA) Hemoglobin Level > 12.0 g/dL
Percentage of calendar months within a 12-month period during which a Hemoglobin is measured for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of advanced CKD (stage 4 or 5, not receiving RRT) or ESRD (who are on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) who are also receiving ESA therapy and have a Hemoglobin Level > 12.0 g/dL
Date Reviewed: November 23, 2013

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NQF 0062

Diabetes: Urine Protein Screening
Percentage of adult diabetes patients aged 18-75 years with at least one test for microalbumin during the measurement year or who had evidence of medical attention for existing nephropathy (diagnosis of nephropathy or documentation of microalbuminuria or albuminuria)
Date Reviewed: November 23, 2013

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NQF 0604

Adult(s) with Diabetes Mellitus that had a Serum Creatinine in Last 12 Reported Months
This measure identifies adults with diabetes mellitus that had a serum creatinine test in last 12 reported months
Date Reviewed: November 23, 2013

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