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 127 NQF 0416 CMS 127 NQF Endorsed
Measure Type
Measure Steward
American Podiatric Medical Association
Clinical Topic Area

Care Setting
Data Source
Paper Medical Records

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.