HIV medical visit frequency

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

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of HIV who had at least one medical visit in each 6-month period of the 24-month measurement period with a minimum of 60 days between medical visits. A medical visit is any visit in an outpatient/ambulatory care setting with a nurse practitioner, physician, and/or a physician assistant who provides comprehensive HIV care.

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

Measure Info

NQF 2079, 3209e NQF Endorsed
Measure Type
Measure Steward
Health Resources Services Administration
Clinical Topic Area

Care Setting
Data Source
Paper Medical Records

ACP does not support this measure because it is based on outdated guidelines (two CD4 counts per year is no longer the standard; increased intervals for patients that are consistently virologically suppressed) and does not take into account virtual visits or telephone calls for patients who are consistently virologically suppressed.