Hepatitis C

One-Time Screening for Hepatitis C Virus for Patients at Risk

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with one or more of the following: a history of injection drug use, receipt of a blood transfusion prior to 1992, receiving maintenance hemodialysis, OR birthdate in the years 1945-1965 who received one-time screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017

Hepatitis C: Counseling Regarding Risk of Alcohol Consumption

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C who were counseled regarding the risks of alcohol consumption at least once within the 12 month reporting period

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

Hepatitis C: Hepatitis B Vaccination

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C who have received at least one injection of hepatitis B vaccine, or who have documented immunity to hepatitis B

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

Hepatitis C: Hepatitis A Vaccination

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C who have received at least one injection of hepatitis A vaccine, or who have documented immunity to hepatitis A (paired with PQRS 184)

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

HCV Genotype Testing Prior to Treatment

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C who are receiving antiviral treatment for whom HCV genotype testing was performed prior to initiation of antiviral treatment (paired with NQF 0395)

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

Hepatitis C: HCV RNA Testing at No Greater Than Week 12 of Treatment

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C who are receiving antiviral treatment for whom quantitative HCV RNA testing was performed at no greater than 12 weeks from initiation of antiviral treatment

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

Hepatitis C Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) Testing Before Initiating Treatment

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C who are receiving antiviral treatment for whom quantitative HCV RNA testing was performed within 6 months prior to initiation of antiviral treatment (paired with NQF 0396)

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Cirrhosis

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C cirrhosis who underwent imaging with either ultrasound, contrast enhanced CT or MRI for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at least once within the 12 month reporting period.

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017

Discussion and Shared Decision Making Surrounding Treatment Options

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C with whom a physician or other qualified healthcare professional reviewed the range of treatment options appropriate to their genotype and demonstrated a shared decision making approach with the patient. To meet the measure, there must be documentation in the patient record of a discussion between the physician or other qualified healthcare professional and the patient that includes all of the following: treatment choices appropriate to genotype, risks and benefits, evidence of effectiveness, and patient preferences toward treatment.

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017