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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The PMC reviewed relevant performance measures and makes the following recommendations.

Printable version of the recommendations.

ACP supports this measure.

ID# PQRS 278

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Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Prescribed

Patients who were prescribed positive airway pressure therapy as a proportion of all patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea
Date Reviewed: April 8, 2013

ACP supports this measure.

ID# PQRS 279

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Assessment of Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Patient visits with documentation that adherence to positive airway pressure therapy was objectively measured as a proportion of all visits for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea who were prescribed positive airway pressure therapy
Date Reviewed: April 8, 2013

ACP does not support this measure.

ID# PQRS 276

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Assessment of Sleep Symptoms

Patient visits with an assessment of sleep symptoms documented, including presence or absence of snoring and daytime sleepiness as a proportion of all visits for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea
Date Reviewed: April 8, 2013

ACP does not support this measure.

ID# PQRS 277

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Severity Assessment at Initial Diagnosis

Patients who had an apnea hypopnea index (AHI) or a respiratory disturbance index (RDI) measured at the time of initial diagnosis as a proportion of all patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea
Date Reviewed: April 8, 2013