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Hepatitis C: Hepatitis A Vaccination

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C who have received at least one injection of hepatitis A vaccine, or who have documented immunity to hepatitis A (paired with PQRS 184)

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

Measure Info

NQF 0399CMS 183NQF Endorsement Removed
Measure Type: 
Process
Measure Steward: 
American Gastroenterological Association
Clinical Topic Area: 
Hepatitis C

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

ACP does not support NQF 0399: “Hepatitis C: Hepatitis A Vaccination” because it does not align with the relevant ACIP clinical guideline. The guideline states, “Available data do not indicate a need for routine [Hepatitis A] vaccination of persons with chronic HBV or HCV infections without evidence of chronic liver disease,” but the performance measure calls for the vaccination of all persons diagnosed with Hepatitis C.

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