#023: Perioperative Care: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis (When Indicated in ALL Patients)

Quality ID

023

NQF

0239

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

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

Measure description

Percentage of surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures for which venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis is indicated in all patients, who had an order for Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH), Low- Dose Unfractionated Heparin (LDUH), adjusted-dose warfarin, fondaparinux or mechanical prophylaxis to be given within 24 hours prior to incision time or within 24 hours after surgery end time

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure is performed during the performance period for all patients who undergo surgical procedures for which VTE prophylaxis is indicated. 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 options included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions allowed by the measure. The quality-data codes listed do not need to be submitted for registry submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those registries that utilize claims data.

 

Denominator

All surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures for which VTE prophylaxis is indicated in all patients

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 theclinical 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 for which VTE prophylaxis is indicated

Table 1 - Surgical Procedures Codes:

SURGICAL PROCEDURE

CPT CODE

Neurological Surgery

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

Hip Reconstruction

27125, 27130, 27132, 27134, 27137, 27138

Knee Reconstruction

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

Genitourinary Surgery

50020, 50220, 50225, 50230, 50234, 50236, 50240, 50543, 50545, 50546, 50547, 50548, 50715, 50722, 50725, 50727, 50728, 50760, 50770, 50780, 50782, 50783, 50785, 50800, 50810, 50815, 50820, 50947, 50948, 51550, 51555, 51565, 51570, 51575, 51580, 51585, 51590, 51595, 51596, 51597, 51800, 51820, 51900, 51920, 51925, 51960, 55810, 55812, 55815, 55821, 55831, 55840, 55842, 55845, 55866

Gynecologic Surgery

56630, 56631, 56632, 56633, 56634, 56637, 56640, 57267, 58150, 58152, 58180, 58200, 58210, 58240, 58260, 58262, 58263, 58267, 58270, 58275, 58280, 58285, 58290, 58291, 58292, 58293, 58294, 58951, 58953, 58954, 58956

Hip Fracture Surgery

27235, 27236, 27244, 27245, 27269

Le Fort Fractures

21346, 21347, 21348, 21422, 21423, 21432, 21433, 21435, 21436

Mandibular Fractures

21454, 21461, 21462, 21465, 21470

General Thoracic (Non-Cardiac)

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, 34051, 35021, 35211, 35216, 35241, 35246, 35271, 35276, 35311, 35526, 37616, 38381, 38746, 39000, 39010, 39200, 39220, 39545, 39561, 64746

Laryngectomy

31360, 31365, 31367, 31368, 31370, 31375, 31380, 31382, 31390, 31395

Vascular

27880, 27881, 27882, 27884, 27886, 27888, 33361, 33362, 33363, 33364, 33365, 33366, 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

Glossectomy

41130, 41135, 41140, 41145, 41150, 41153, 41155

Acoustic Neuroma

61520, 61526, 61530, 61591, 61595, 61596, 61598, 61606, 61616, 61618, 61520, 61526, 61530, 61591, 61595, 61596, 61598, 61606, 61616, 61618, 61619, 69720, 69955, 69960, 69970

General Surgery

15734, 15830, 15832, 15833, 15834, 15835, 15836, 15837, 19260, 19271, 19272, 19300, 19301, 19302, 19303, 19304, 19305, 19306, 19307, 19316, 19318, 19324, 19361, 19364, 19366, 19367, 19368, 19369, 19380, 27080, 27158, 27202, 27280, 27282, 38100, 38101, 38115, 38120, 38571, 38572, 38700, 38720, 38724, 38747, 38760, 38765, 38770, 38780, 39501, 39540, 39541, 39545, 39560, 39561, 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, 43500, 43501, 43502, 43510, 43520, 43605, 43610, 43611, 43620, 43621, 43622, 43631, 43632, 43633, 43634, 43640, 43641, 43644, 43645, 43651, 43652, 43653, 43770, 43771, 43772, 43773, 43774, 43800, 43810, 43820, 43825, 43830, 43832, 43840, 43843, 43845, 43846, 43847, 43848, 43850, 43855, 43860, 43865, 43870, 43880, 43886, 43887, 43888, 44005, 44010, 44020, 44021, 44025, 44050, 44055, 44110, 44111, 44120, 44125, 44126, 44127, 44130, 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, 44800, 44820, 44850, 44900, 44950, 44955, 44960, 44970, 45000, 45020, 45100, 45108, 45110, 45111, 45112, 45113, 45114, 45116, 45119, 45120, 45121, 45123, 45126, 45130, 45135, 45136, 45150, 45160, 45171, 45172, 45190, 45395, 45397, 45400, 45402, 45500, 45505, 45540, 45541, 45550, 45560, 45562, 45563, 45800, 45805, 45820, 45825, 46715, 46716, 46730, 46735, 46740, 46742, 46744, 46746, 46748, 46750, 46751, 46753, 46754, 46760, 46761, 46762, 47010, 47015, 47100, 47120, 47122, 47125, 47130, 47135, 47140, 47141, 47142, 47300, 47350, 47360, 47361, 47362, 47370, 47371, 47380, 47381, 47382, 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, 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, 49000, 49002, 49010, 49020, 49040, 49060, 49203, 49204, 49205, 49215, 49220, 49250, 49255, 49320, 49321, 49322, 49323, 49405, 49406, 49407, 49505, 49507, 49560, 49561, 49565, 49566, 49570, 50320, 50340, 50360, 50365, 50370, 50380, 60200, 60210, 60212, 60220, 60225, 60240, 60252, 60254, 60260, 60270, 60271, 60280, 60281, 60500, 60502, 60505, 60520, 60521, 60522, 60540, 60545, 60600, 60605, 60650

 

Numerator

Surgical patients who had an order for LMWH, LDUH, adjusted-dose warfarin, fondaparinux or mechanical prophylaxis to be given within 24 hours prior to incision time or within 24 hours after surgery end time

Numerator Instructions: There must be documentation of order (written order, verbal order, or standing order/protocol) for VTE prophylaxis OR documentation that VTE prophylaxis was given.

Definition:

Mechanical Prophylaxis – Does not include TED hose.

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Documentation that an order was given for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis to be given within 24 hours prior to incision time or 24 hours after surgery end time (4044F)

Note: A single CPT Category II code is provided for VTE prophylaxis ordered or VTE prophylaxis given. If VTE prophylaxis is given, report 4044F.

OR

Denominator Exception: Documentation of medical reason(s) for patient not receiving any form of VTE prophylaxis (LMWH, LDUH, adjusted-dose warfarin, fondaparinux or mechanical prophylaxis) within 24 hours prior to incision time or 24
hours after surgery end time (4044F with 1P)

OR

Performance Not Met: Order was not given for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis to be given within 24 hours prior to incision time or 24 hours after surgery end time, reason not otherwise specified (4044F with 8P)

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