#067: Hematology: Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Acute Leukemias: Baseline Cytogenetic Testing Performed on Bone Marrow

Quality ID

067

NQF

0377

High Priority Measure

No

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

N/A

Measure description

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or an acute leukemia who had baseline cytogenetic testing performed on bone marrow

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for all myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and Acute Leukemia patients seen during the performance period, regardless of when MDS or Acute Leukemia diagnosis was made; the quality action being measured is that baseline cytogenetic testing on bone marrow was performed for each patient with MDS or Acute Leukemia at the time of diagnosis or prior to initiating treatment. It is anticipated that eligible clinicians who provide services for patients with the diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes or an acute leukemia (not in remission) 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 patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or an acute leukemia

DENOMINATOR NOTE: *Signifies that this CPT Category I code is a non-covered service under the Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). These non-covered services should be counted in the denominator population for registry-based measures

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 18 years on date of encounter

AND

Diagnosis for MDS or acute leukemia – not in remission (ICD-10-CM): C91.00, C91.02, C92.00, C92.02, C92.40, C92.42, C92.50, C92.52, C92.60, C92.62, C92.A0, C92.A2, C93.00, C93.02, C94.00, C94.02, C94.20, C94.22, C95.00, C95.02, D46.0, D46.1, D46.20, D46.21, D46.22, D46.4, D46.9, D46.A, D46.B, D46.C, D46.Z

AND

Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99241*, 99242*, 99243*, 99244*, 99245*

WITHOUT

Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02

 

Numerator

Patients who had baseline cytogenetic testing performed on bone marrow

NUMERATOR NOTE: Denominator Exception(s) are determined at the time of the diagnosis of MDS or Acute Leukemia or prior to initiating treatment.

Definition:

Baseline Cytogenetic Testing – Testing that is performed at time of diagnosis or prior to initiating treatment (transfusion, growth factors, or antineoplastic therapy) for that diagnosis

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Cytogenetic testing performed on bone marrow at time of diagnosis or prior to initiating treatment (3155F)

OR

Denominator Exception: Documentation of medical reason(s) for not performing baseline cytogenetic testing on bone marrow (eg, no liquid bone marrow or fibrotic marrow) (3155F with 1P)

OR

Denominator Exception: Documentation of patient reason(s) for not performing baseline cytogenetic testing on bone marrow (eg, at time of diagnosis receiving palliative care or not receiving treatment as defined above) (3155F with 2P)

OR

Denominator Exception: Documentation of system reason(s) for not performing baseline cytogenetic testing on bone marrow (eg, patient previously treated by another physician at the time cytogenetic testing performed) (3155F with 3P)

OR

Performance Not Met: Cytogenetic testing not performed on bone marrow at time of diagnosis or prior to initiating treatment, reason not otherwise specified (3155F with 8P)

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