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Diabetic Foot & Ankle Care, Ulcer Prevention-Evaluation of Footwear

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus who were evaluated for proper footwear and sizing.

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2017

Measure Info

MIPS 127NQF 0416CMS 127NQF Endorsed
Measure Type: 
Process
Measure Steward: 
American Podiatric Medical Association
Clinical Topic Area: 
Diabetes

Care Setting: 
Outpatient
Data Source: 
Claims
Paper Medical Records
Registry

ACP does not support QPP measure 127: “Diabetic Foot & Ankle Care, Ulcer Prevention – Evaluation of Footwear.” Although we recognize the value of proper footwear in diabetic patients, there is a lack of high-quality evidence examining the impact of proper footwear evaluation in primary care on improved patient outcomes. This measure may appropriately evaluate quality performance of podiatrists although; the measure is topped out. Developers cite a 93% provider (podiatrist) compliance rate.