#021: Perioperative Care: Selection of Prophylactic Antibiotic – First OR Second Generation Cephalosporin

Quality ID

021

NQF

0268

High Priority Measure

No

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

General Surgery Neurosurgery Orthopedic Surgery Otolaryngology Plastic Surgery Thoracic Surgery Vascular Surgery

Measure description

Percentage of surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures with the indications for a first OR second generation cephalosporin prophylactic antibiotic who had an order for a first OR second generation cephalosporin for antimicrobial prophylaxis

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure is performed during the performance period for patients who undergo surgical procedures with the indications for a first or second generation cephalosporin prophylactic antibiotic. There is no diagnosis associated with this measure. It is anticipated that eligible clinicians who perform the listed surgical procedures as specified in the denominator coding will submit this measure.

Measure Submission:

The listed denominator criteria is used to identify the intended patient population. The numerator quality-data codes included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions allowed by the measure. All measure-specific coding should be submitted on the claim(s) representing the eligible encounter.

 

Denominator

All surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures with the indications for a first OR second generation cephalosporin prophylactic antibiotic

Denominator Instructions: CPT Category I procedure codes billed by surgeons performing surgery on the same patient, submitted with modifier 62 (indicating two surgeons, i.e., dual procedures) will be included in the denominator population, therefore both surgeons will be fully accountable for the clinical action described in the measure.

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 18 years on date of encounter

AND

Patient procedure during the performance period (CPT): Listed below are surgical procedures with indications for first or second generation cephalosporin prophylactic antibiotic

Table 1: Surgical procedures with indications for first or second generation cephalosporin prophylactic antibiotic

SURGICAL PROCEDURE

CPT CODE

Integumentary

15733, 15734, 15736, 15738, 15830, 15832, 15833, 15834, 15835, 15836, 15837, 19260, 19271, 19272, 19300, 19301, 19302, 19303, 19304, 19305, 19306, 19307, 19316, 19318, 19324, 19325, 19328, 19330, 19340, 19342, 19350, 19355, 19357, 19361, 19364, 19366, 19367, 19368, 19369, 19370, 19371, 19380

Spine

22325, 22510, 22511, 22513, 22514, 22586, 22612, 22630, 22800, 22802, 22804, 63030, 63042

Hip Reconstruction

27125, 27130, 27132, 27134, 27137, 27138

Trauma (Fractures)

27235, 27236, 27244, 27245, 27269, 27758, 27759, 27766, 27769, 27792, 27814

Knee Reconstruction

27440, 27441, 27442, 27443, 27445, 27446, 27447

Vascular

27880, 27881, 27882, 27884, 27886, 27888, 33877, 33880, 33881, 33883, 33886, 33889, 33891, 34701, 34702, 34703, 34704, 34705, 34706, 34707, 34708, 34710, 34812, 34820, 34830, 34831, 34832, 34833, 34834, 34841, 34842, 34843, 34844, 34845, 34846, 34847, 34848, 35011, 35013, 35081, 35082, 35091, 35092, 35102, 35103, 35131, 35141, 35142, 35151, 35152, 35206, 35266, 35301, 35363, 35371, 35372, 35512, 35521, 35522, 35523, 35525, 35533, 35537, 35538, 35539, 35540, 35556, 35558, 35565, 35566, 35570, 35571, 35572, 35583, 35585, 35587, 35601, 35606, 35612, 35616, 35621, 35623, 35626, 35631, 35632, 35633, 35634, 35636, 35637, 35638, 35642, 35645, 35646, 35647, 35650, 35654, 35656, 35661, 35663, 35665, 35666, 35671, 36830, 36902, 36905, 37224, 37225, 37226, 37227, 37228, 37229, 37230, 37231, 37246, 37248, 37617

Spleen and Lymph Nodes

38100, 38101, 38115, 38120, 38571, 38572, 38700, 38720, 38724, 38740, 38745, 38747, 38760, 38765, 38770, 38780

Esophagus

43020, 43030, 43045, 43100, 43101, 43107, 43108, 43112, 43113, 43116, 43117, 43118, 43121, 43122, 43123, 43124, 43130, 43135, 43279, 43280, 43281, 43282, 43300, 43305, 43310, 43312, 43313, 43314, 43320, 43325, 43327, 43328, 43330, 43331, 43332, 43333, 43334, 43335, 43336, 43337, 43340, 43341, 43351, 43352, 43360, 43361, 43400, 43401, 43405, 43410, 43415, 43420, 43425, 43496

Stomach

43500, 43501, 43502, 43510, 43520, 43605, 43610, 43611, 43620, 43621, 43622, 43631, 43632, 43633, 43634, 43640, 43641, 43644, 43645, 43651, 43652, 43653, 43800, 43810, 43820, 43825, 43830, 43832, 43840, 43843, 43845, 43846, 43847, 43848, 43850, 43855, 43860, 43865, 43870, 43880

Small Intestine

44005, 44010, 44020, 44021, 44050, 44055, 44100, 44120, 44125, 44126, 44127, 44130, 44132, 44133, 44135, 44136

Colon

44140, 44141, 44143, 44144, 44145, 44146, 44147, 44150, 44151, 44155, 44156, 44157, 44158, 44160, 44180, 44186, 44187, 44188, 44202, 44204, 44205, 44206, 44207, 44208, 44210, 44211, 44212, 44227, 44300, 44310, 44312, 44314, 44316, 44320, 44322, 44340, 44345, 44346, 44602, 44603, 44604, 44605, 44615, 44620, 44625, 44626, 44640, 44650, 44660, 44661, 44680, 44700

Rectum

45000, 45020, 45110, 45111, 45112, 45113, 45114, 45116, 45119, 45120, 45121, 45123, 45126, 45130, 45135, 45136, 45150, 45160, 45171, 45172, 45395, 45397, 45400, 45402, 45540, 45541, 45550, 45560, 45562, 45563, 45800, 45805, 45820, 45825

Biliary

47400, 47420, 47425, 47460, 47480, 47562, 47563, 47564, 47570, 47600, 47605, 47610, 47612, 47620, 47700, 47701, 47711, 47712, 47715, 47720, 47721, 47740, 47741, 47760, 47765, 47780, 47785, 47800, 47801, 47802, 47900

Pancreas

48000, 48001, 48020, 48100, 48102, 48105, 48120, 48140, 48145, 48146, 48148, 48150, 48152, 48153, 48154, 48155, 48500, 48510, 48520, 48540, 48545, 48547, 48548, 48554, 48556

Abdomen, Peritoneum & Omentum

27080, 27158, 27202, 27280, 27282, 49000, 49002, 49010, 49020, 49040, 49060, 49203, 49204, 49205, 49215, 49220, 49250, 49320, 49321, 49322, 49323, 49405, 49406, 49407, 49505, 49507, 49568

Renal Transplant

50320, 50340, 50360, 50365, 50370, 50380

Neurological Surgery

22551, 22554, 22558, 22600, 22612, 22630, 22633, 61154, 61312, 61313, 61315, 61510, 61512, 61518, 61548, 61697, 61700, 61750, 61751, 61867, 62223, 62230, 63015, 63020, 63030, 63042, 63045, 63046, 63047, 63056, 63075, 63081, 63267, 63276

Cardiothoracic Surgery

33120, 33130, 33140, 33141, 33202, 33250, 33251, 33256, 33261, 33305, 33315, 33321, 33322, 33335, 33365, 33366, 33390, 33391, 33404, 33405, 33406, 33410, 33411, 33413, 33416, 33422, 33425, 33426, 33427, 33430, 33460, 33463, 33464, 33465, 33475, 33496, 33510, 33511, 33512, 33513, 33514, 33516, 33530, 33533, 33534, 33535, 33536, 33542, 33545, 33548, 35211, 35241, 35271

General Thoracic Surgery

0236T, 21627, 21632, 21740, 21750, 21825, 31760, 31766, 31770, 31775, 31786, 31805, 32096, 32097, 32098, 32100, 32110, 32120, 32124, 32140, 32141, 32150, 32215, 32220, 32225, 32310, 32320, 32440, 32442, 32445, 32480, 32482, 32484, 32486, 32488, 32491, 32505, 32506, 32507, 32800, 32810, 32815, 32900, 32905, 32906, 32940, 33020, 33025, 33030, 33031, 33050, 33300, 33310, 33320, 33361, 33362, 33363, 33364, 34051, 35021, 35216, 35246, 35276, 35311, 35526, 37616, 38381, 38746, 39000, 39010, 39200, 39220, 39545, 39561, 64746

Foot & Ankle

27702, 27703, 27704, 28192, 28193, 28291, 28415, 28420, 28445, 28465, 28485, 28505, 28525, 28531, 28555, 28585, 28615, 28645, 28675, 28705, 28715, 28725, 28730, 28735, 28737

Laryngectomy

31400, 31420

Mediastinum and Diaphragm

39501, 39540, 39541, 39545, 39560, 39561

Bariatric

43770, 43771, 43772, 43773, 43774, 43775, 43843, 43845, 43846, 43847, 43848, 43886, 43887, 43888

Meckel’s Diverticulum and Appendix

44800, 44820, 44850, 44900, 44950, 44955, 44960, 44970

Liver

47100, 47120, 47122, 47125, 47130, 47140, 47141, 47142, 47350, 47370, 47371, 47380, 47381

Gynecologic Surgery

57267, 58150, 58152, 58180, 58200, 58210, 58240, 58260, 58262, 58263, 58267, 58270, 58275, 58280, 58285, 58290, 58291, 58292, 58293, 58294, 58951, 58953, 58954, 58956

General Surgery

23470, 23472, 23473, 23474, 23616, 24363, 24370, 24371, 60505

 

Numerator

Surgical patients who had an order for a first OR second generation cephalosporin for antimicrobial prophylaxis

Numerator Instructions: There must be documentation of an order (written order, verbal order, or standing order/protocol) for a first OR second generation cephalosporin for antimicrobial prophylaxis OR documentation that a first OR second generation cephalosporin was given.

NUMERATOR NOTE: In the event surgery is delayed, as long as the patient is redosed (if clinically appropriate) the numerator coding should be applied.

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Documentation of order for first OR second generation cephalosporin for antimicrobial prophylaxis (G9197)

Note: G9197 is provided for antibiotic ordered or antibiotic given. Submit G9197 if a first or second generation cephalosporin was given for antimicrobial prophylaxis.

OR

Denominator Exception: Documentation of medical reason(s) for not ordering a first OR second generation cephalosporin for antimicrobial prophylaxis (e.g., patients enrolled in clinical trials, patients with documented infection prior to surgical procedure of interest, patients who were receiving antibiotics more than 24 hours prior to surgery [except colon surgery patients taking oral prophylactic antibiotics], patients who were receiving antibiotics within 24 hours prior to arrival [except colon surgery patients taking oral prophylactic antibiotics], other medical reason(s)) (G9196)

OR

Performance Not Met: Order for first OR second generation cephalosporin for antimicrobial prophylaxis was not documented, reason not given (G9198)

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