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.
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.