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Dementia: Screening for Depressive Symptoms

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia who were screened for depressive symptoms within a 12 month period

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

Measure Info

CMS 285Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed
Measure Type: 
Process
Measure Steward: 
Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
Clinical Topic Area: 
Dementia

Care Setting: 
Outpatient
Data Source: 
Claims
Electronic Health Records
Paper Medical Records

PQRS 285 [Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]: “Screening for Depressive Symptoms” Although this practice may help clinicians in determining the appropriate management of patients with dementia, there is a lack of high-quality evidence examining the impact of screening for depressive symptoms on clinical outcomes or on the appropriate interval for clinical assessment.