#111: Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults

Quality ID

111

eMeasure ID

CMS127v6

NQF

0043

High Priority Measure

No

Specifications

EHR Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Allergy/Immunology Family Medicine Infectious Disease Nephrology Otolaryngology Preventive Medicine Rheumatology

Measure description

Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients seen during the performance period. There is no diagnosis associated with this measure. Performance for this measure is not limited to the performance period. This measure may be submitted by eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

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-based submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those registries that utilize claims data.

 

Denominator

Patients 65 years of age and older with a visit during the measurement period

DENOMINATOR NOTE: This measure assesses whether patients 65 years of age or older have received one or more pneumococcal vaccinations.

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 65 years on date of encounter

AND

Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT or HCPCS): 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99341, 99342, 99343, 99344, 99345, 99347, 99348, 99349, 99350, G0402, G0438, G0439

AND NOT

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSION:

Patient received hospice services any time during the measurement period: G9707

 

Numerator

Patients who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccination

NUMERATOR NOTE: While the measure provides credit for adults 65 years of age and older who have ever received either the PCV13 or PPSV23 vaccine (or both), according to ACIP recommendations, patients should receive both vaccines. The order and timing of the vaccinations depends on certain patient characteristics, and are described in more detail in the ACIP recommendations.

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Pneumococcal vaccine administered or previously received (4040F)

OR

Performance Not Met: Pneumococcal vaccine was not administered or previously received, reason not otherwise specified (4040F with 8P)

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