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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.

ID# NQF 0028
ID# PQRS 226

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Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening & Cessation Intervention

Percentage of patients 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use at least once during the two-year measurement period AND who received cessation counseling intervention if identified as a tobacco user
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2015

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.

ID# NQF 0041
ID# PQRS 110

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Influenza Immunization

The percentage of patients aged 6 months and older seen for a visit between October 1 and March 31 who received an influenza immunization OR who reported previous receipt of an influenza immunization
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 0419
ID# PQRS 130

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Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record

Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible professional attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the-counter, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications' name, dosage, frequency and route of administration
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# NQF 1799

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Medication Management for People with Asthma

The percentage of patients 5-64 of age during the measurement year who were identified as having persistent asthma and were dispensed appropriate medications that they remained on during the treatment period. Two rates are reported. 1. The percentage of patients who remained on an asthma controller medication for at least 50% of their treatment period. 2. The percentage of patients who remained on an asthma controller medication for at least 75% of their treatment period.
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015