Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia who have one or more neuropsychiatric symptoms who received or were recommended to receive an intervention for neuropsychiatric symptoms within a 12 month period
ACP does not support QPP measure 284" "Dementia: Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms." Although this practice may help clinicians determine appropriate management of patients with dementia, there is a lack of high-quality evidence examining the impact of assessment on clinical outcomes or on appropriate assessment intervals. Also, implementation may result in overuse of pharmacologic therapy. Non- pharmacologic treatment modalities exist to manage neuropsychiatric symptoms, but implementation requires caregiver involvement. Furthermore, the numerator details do not specify a structured process for documentation of neuropsychiatric symptom assessment and the measure developers do not include reliability or validity data in the measure report.