Hepatitis C: Counseling Regarding Risk of Alcohol Consumption

INACTIVE REVIEW: This measure review is older than five years.

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

Measure Info

NQF 0401 CMS 89 NQF Endorsement Removed
Measure Type
Measure Steward
Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
Clinical Topic Area
Hepatitis C

Care Setting
Data Source
Electronic Health Records

ACP does not support PQRS 89: “Hepatitis C: Counseling Regarding Risk of Alcohol Consumption.” Although we recognize that discussing alcohol consumption with Hepatitis C-infected patients is good clinical practice, there is little evidence that doing so improves clinical outcomes or that a 12-month interval for counseling is appropriate.