#130: Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record

Quality ID

130

eMeasure ID

CMS68v7

NQF

0419

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

EHR Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Allergy/Immunology Cardiology Dermatology Family Medicine Gastroenterology General Oncology General Surgery Hospitalists Infectious Disease Internal Medicine Mental/Behavioral Health Nephrology Neurology Neurosurgery Obstetrics/Gynecology Ophthalmology Orthopedic Surgery Otolaryngology Physical Medicine Plastic Surgery Preventive Medicine Rheumatology Thoracic Surgery Urology Vascular Surgery

Measure description

Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible professional or eligible clinician attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the-counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications’ name, dosage, frequency and route of administration

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted at each denominator eligible visit during the 12 month performance period. Eligible clinicians meet the intent of this measure by making their best effort to document a current, complete and accurate medication list during each encounter. There is no diagnosis associated with this measure. This measure may be submitted by eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on the 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 submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those registries that utilize claims data.

 

Denominator

All visits for patients aged 18 years and older

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

Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT or HCPCS): 59400, 59510, 59610, 59618, 90791, 90792, 90832, 90834, 90837,90839, 92002, 92004, 92012, 92014, 92507, 92508, 92526, 92537, 92538, 92540, 92541, 92542, 92544, 92545, 92547, 92548, 92550, 92557, 92567, 92568, 92570, 92585, 92588, 92626, 96116, 96150, 96151, 96152, 97127*, 97161, 97162, 97163, 97164, 97165, 97166, 97167, 97168, 97802, 97803, 97804, 98960, 98961, 98962, 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99221, 99222, 99223, 99324, 99325, 99326, 99327, 99328, 99334, 99335, 99336, 99337, 99341, 99342, 99343, 99344, 99345, 99347, 99348, 99349, 99350, 99495, 99496, 99281, 99282, 99283, 99284, 99285, 99385*, 99386*, 99387*, 99395*, 99396*, 99397*, G0101, G0108, G0270, G0402, G0438, G0439

 

Numerator

Eligible professional or eligible clinician attests to documenting, updating or reviewing a patient’s current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications’ name, dosages, frequency and route of administration

Definitions:

Current Medications – Medications the patient is presently taking including all prescriptions, over-thecounters, herbals and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements with each medication’s name, dosage, frequency and administered route.

Route – Documentation of the way the medication enters the body (some examples include but are not limited to: oral, sublingual, subcutaneous injections, and/or topical)

Not Eligible (Denominator Exception) – A patient is not eligible if the following reason is documented:

  • Patient is in an urgent or emergent medical situation where time is of the essence and to delay treatment would jeopardize the patient’s health status on the date of the encounter

NUMERATOR NOTE: The eligible clinician must document in the medical record they obtained, updated, or reviewed a medication list on the date of the encounter. Eligible clinicians submitting this measure may document medication information received from the patient, authorized representative(s), caregiver(s) or other available healthcare resources. By submitting the action described in this measure, the provider attests to having documented a list of current medications utilizing all immediate resources available at the time of the encounter. G8427 should be submitted if the eligible clinician documented that the patient is not currently taking any medications

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Eligible clinician attests to documenting in the medical record they obtained, updated, or reviewed the patient’s current medications (G8427)

OR

Denominator Exception: Eligible clinician attests to documenting in the medical record the patient is not eligible for a current list of medications being obtained, updated, or reviewed by the eligible clinician (G8430)

OR

Performance Not Met: Current list of medications not documented as obtained, updated, or reviewed by the eligible clinician, reason not given (G8428)

 

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