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Hepatitis C: Counseling Regarding Risk of Alcohol Consumption

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

Care Setting: 
Outpatient
Data Source: 
Claims
Electronic Health Records
Registry

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.

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