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Hepatitis C

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

Printable version of the recommendations.

 ID #Measure NameRecommendation
NQF 0393
PQRS 83

Hepatitis C: Testing for Chronic Hepatitis C Confirmation of Hepatitis C Viremia
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C seen for an initial evaluation who had HCV RNA testing ordered or previously performed
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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PQRS 90
[No longer NQF-endorsed]

Hepatitis C: Counseling Regarding Use of Contraception Prior to Antiviral Treatment
Percentage of female patients aged 18 to 44 years and all men aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis chronic hepatitis C who are receiving antiviral treatment who were counseled regarding contraception prior to the initiation of antiviral treatment
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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NQF 0395
PQRS 84

Hepatitis C Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) Testing Before Initiating Treatment
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C who are receiving antiviral treatment for whom quantitative HCV RNA testing was performed within 6 months prior to initiation of antiviral treatment (paired with NQF 0396)
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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NQF 0396
PQRS 85

HCV Genotype Testing Prior to Treatment
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C who are receiving antiviral treatment for whom HCV genotype testing was performed prior to initiation of antiviral treatment (paired with NQF 0395)
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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PQRS 86
[No longer NQF-endorsed]

Hepatitis C: Antiviral Treatment Prescribed
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C who were prescribed at a minimum peginterferon and ribavirin therapy within the 12 month reporting period
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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NQF 0398
PQRS 87

Hepatitis C: HCV RNA Testing at No Greater Than Week 12 of Treatment
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C who are receiving antiviral treatment for whom quantitative HCV RNA testing was performed at no greater than 12 weeks from initiation of antiviral treatment
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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NQF 0399
PQRS 183

Hepatitis C: Hepatitis A Vaccination
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C who have received at least one injection of hepatitis A vaccine, or who have documented immunity to hepatitis A (paired with PQRS 184)
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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PQRS 184
[No longer NQF-endorsed]

Hepatitis C: Hepatitis B Vaccination
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C who have received at least one injection of hepatitis B vaccine, or who have documented immunity to hepatitis B
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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PQRS 89
[No longer NQF-endorsed]

Hepatitis C: Counseling Regarding Risk of Alcohol Consumption
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C who were counseled regarding the risks of alcohol consumption at least once within the 12 month reporting period
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2014

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