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Asthma

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

Printable version of the recommendations.
Addendum to printable version of the recommendations.

ACP supports this measure with modifications.

ID# QPP/MIPS 398
Not NQF-endorsed

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Optimal Asthma Control

Composite measure of the percentage of pediatric and adult patients whose asthma is well-controlled as demonstrated by one of three age appropriate patient reported outcome tools and not at risk for exacerbation.
Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017

ACP supports this measure with modifications.

ID# NQF 0036

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Use of Appropriate Medications for People with Asthma (ASM)

The percentage of patients 5-64 years of age during the measurement year who were identified as having persistent asthma and who were appropriately prescribed medication during the measurement year
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2015

ACP supports this measure with modifications.

ID# NQF 0047
ID# PQRS 53

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Asthma: Pharmacologic Therapy for Persistent Asthma

Percentage of patient aged 5 through 64 years with a diagnosis of persistent asthma who were prescribed long-term control medication Three rates are reported for this measure:

  1. Patients prescribed inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as their long term control medication
  2. Patients prescribed other alternative long term control medications (non-ICS)
  3. Total patients prescribed long-term control medication

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2015

ACP does not support this measure.

ID# NQF 0275

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Asthma in Older Adults Admission Rate (PQI 5)

Admissions with a principal diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma per 100,000 population, ages 40 years and older. Excludes obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions. (NOTE: The software provides the rate per population. However, common practice reports the measure as per 100,000 population. The user must multiply the rate obtained from the software by 100,000 to report admissions per 100,000 population)
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2015

ACP does not support this measure.

ID# NQF 1800

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Asthma Medication Ratio (AMR)

The percentage of patients who have a medication ratio of controller medications to total asthma medications of 0.50 or greater during the measurement year
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2015

ACP supports this measure.

ID# QPP 444
ID# NQF 1799

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Medication Management for People with Asthma

The percentage of patients 5-64 years of age during the measurement year who were identified as having persistent asthma and were dispensed appropriate medications that they remained on for at least 75% of their treatment period.
Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017