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Low Back Pain
The PMC reviewed relevant performance measures and makes the following recommendations.
ID# NQF 0052
The percentage of members with a primary diagnosis of low back pain who did not have an imaging study (plain x-ray, MRI, CT scan) within 28 days of the diagnosis. The measure is reported as an inverted rate [1-(numerator/eligible population)]. A higher score indicates appropriate treatment of low back pain (i.e.; the proportion for whom imaging studies did not occur).
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015