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Dementia

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

Printable version of the recommendations.

 ID # Measure Name Recommendation
PQRS 280
[Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]

Dementia: Staging of Dementia
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia whose severity of dementia was classified as mild, moderate or severe at least once within a 12 month period
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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PQRS 281
[Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]

Dementia: Cognitive Assessment
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia for whom an assessment of cognition is performed and the results reviewed at least within a 12 month period
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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PQRS 282
[Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]

Dementia: Functional Status Assessment
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia for whom an assessment of functional status is performed and the results reviewed at least once within a 12 month period
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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PQRS 283
[Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]

Dementia: Neuropsychiatric Symptom Assessment
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia and for whom an assessment of neuropsychiatric symptoms is performed and results reviewed at least once in a 12 month period
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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PQRS 284
[Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]

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
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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PQRS 285
[Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]

Screening for Depressive Symptoms
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia who were screened for depressive symptoms within a 12 month period
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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PQRS 286
[Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]

Counseling Regarding Safety Concerns
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia or their caregiver(s) who were counseled or referred for counseling regarding safety concerns within in a 12 month period
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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PQRS 287
[Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]

Counseling Regarding Risks of Driving
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia or their caregiver(s) who were counseled regarding the risks of driving and the alternatives to driving at least once within a 12 month period
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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PQRS 288
[Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]

Caregiver Education and Support
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia whose caregiver(s) were provided with education on dementia disease management and health behavior changes AND referred to additional resources for support within a 12 month period
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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