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Staging of Dementia

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia whose severity of dementia was classified as mild, moderate or severe at least once within a 12 month period

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Asthma in Older Adults Admission Rate (PQI 05)

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

Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Medical Attention for Nephropathy

The percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who received a nephropathy screening or monitoring test or had evidence of nephropathy during the measurement year.

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2019

Dementia: Counseling Regarding Risks of Driving

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia or their caregiver(s) who were counseled regarding the risks of driving and the alternatives to driving at least once within a 12 month period

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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 counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications' name, dosage, frequency and route of administration.

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017

Adult Kidney Disease: Blood Pressure Management

Percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) (stage 3, 4, or 5, not receiving Renal Replacement Therapy [RRT]) with a blood pressure < 140/90 mmHg OR >= 140/90 mmHg with a documented plan of care.

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017

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

Adult Kidney Disease: 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

Risk-Adjusted CABG Readmission Rate

Risk adjusted percentage of Medicare FFS beneficiaries aged 65 and older who undergo isolated coronary artery bypass grafting and are discharged alive but have a subsequent acute care hospital inpatient admission within 30 days of the date of discharge from the CABG hospitalization.

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

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

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