#137: Melanoma: Continuity of Care – Recall System

Quality ID

137

NQF

0650

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Structure

Specialty

Dermatology

Measure description

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a current diagnosis of melanoma or a history of melanoma whose information was entered, at least once within a 12 month period, into a recall system that includes:

  • A target date for the next complete physical skin exam, AND
  • A process to follow up with patients who either did not make an appointment within the specified timeframe or who missed a scheduled appointment

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients with a current diagnosis of melanoma or a history of melanoma seen during the performance period. It is anticipated that eligible clinicians providing care for patients with melanoma or a history of melanoma 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, regardless of age, with a current diagnosis of melanoma or a history of melanoma

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):

Diagnosis for melanoma or history of melanoma (ICD-10-CM): C43.0, C43.10, C43.11, C43.12, C43.20, C43.21, C43.22, C43.30, C43.31, C43.39, C43.4, C43.51, C43.52, C43.59, C43.60, C43.61, C43.62, C43.70, C43.71, C43.72, C43.8, C43.9, D03.0, D03.10, D03.11, D03.12, D03.20, D03.21, D03.22, D03.30, D03.39, D03.4, D03.51, D03.52, D03.59, D03.60, D03.61, D03.62, D03.70, D03.71, D03.72, D03.8, D03.9, Z85.820

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 whose information is entered, at least once within a 12 month period, into a recall system that includes:

A target date for the next complete physical exam AND

A process to follow up with patients who either did not make an appointment within the specified timeframe or who missed a scheduled appointment

Numerator Instructions: To satisfy this measure, the recall system must be linked to a process to notify patients when their next physical exam is due, and to follow up with patients who either did not make an appointment within the specified timeframe or who missed a scheduled appointment and must include the following elements at a minimum: patient identifier, patient contact information, cancer diagnosis(es), date(s) of initial cancer diagnosis (if known), and the target date for the next complete physical exam.

NUMERATOR NOTE: For Denominator Exception(s), patients are ineligible for this measure if at the time of encounter there are system reason(s) for not entering the patient’s information into a recall system (e.g. melanoma is being monitored by another physician provider).

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Patient information entered into a recall system that includes: target date for the next exam specified AND a process to follow up with patients regarding missed or unscheduled appointments (7010F)

OR

Denominator Exception: Documentation of system reason(s) for not entering patient’s information into a recall system (e.g., melanoma being monitored by another physician provider) (7010F with 3P)

OR

Performance Not Met: Recall system not utilized, reason not otherwise specified (7010F with 8P)

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