#192: Cataracts: Complications within 30 Days Following Cataract Surgery Requiring Additional Surgical Procedures

Quality ID

192

eMeasure ID

CMS132v6

NQF

0564

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

EHR Registry

Measure Type

Outcome

Specialty

Ophthalmology

Measure description

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of uncomplicated cataract who had cataract surgery and had any of a specified list of surgical procedures in the 30 days following cataract surgery which would indicate the occurrence of any of the following major complications: retained nuclear fragments, endophthalmitis, dislocated or wrong power IOL, retinal detachment, or wound dehiscence

 

Instructions

This measure is to be calculated each time a procedure for uncomplicated cataract is performed during the performance period. This measure is intended to reflect the quality of services provided for the patients receiving uncomplicated cataract surgery. This measure is to be submitted by the clinician performing the cataract surgery procedure. Clinicians who provide only preoperative or postoperative management of cataract patients are not eligible for this measure.

Note: This is an outcome measure and can be calculated solely using registry data.

  • For patients who receive the cataract surgical procedures specified in the denominator coding, claims should be reviewed to determine if any of the procedure codes listed in the numerator were performed within 30 days of the date of cataract surgery.
  • Patients who have any of the listed significant ocular conditions in the exclusion criteria should be removed from the denominator, and not considered as having a complication within 30 days following cataract surgery.

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 who had cataract surgery and no significant ocular conditions impacting the surgical complication rate

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 18 years on date of encounter

AND

Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 66840, 66850, 66852, 66920, 66930, 66940, 66982, 66983, 66984

WITHOUT

Modifier: 56 or 55

AND NOT

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSION:

Any of the following significant ocular conditions that impact the surgical complication rate

(Patients with documentation of the presence of one or more of the following significant ocular conditions that impact the surgical complication rate prior to date of cataract surgery which is still active at the time of the cataract surgery are excluded from the measure calculation.)

Table 1 - Significant Ocular Conditions

Significant Ocular Condition

Corresponding ICD-10-CM Codes, Procedure Codes, and Medication Identified

Acute and Subacute Iridocyclitis

H20.00, H20.011, H20.012, H20.013, H20.019, H20.021, H20.022, H20.023, H20.029, H20.031, H20.032, H20.033, H20.039, H20.041, H20.042, H20.043, H20.049, H20.051, H20.052, H20.053, H20.059

Adhesions and Disruptions of Iris and Ciliary Body

H21.40, H21.41, H21.42, H21.43, H21.501, H21.502, H21.503, H21.509, H21.511, H21.512, H21.513, H21.519, H21.521, H21.522, H21.523, H21.529, H21.531, H21.532, H21.533, H21.539, H21.541, H21.542, H21.543, H21.549, H21.551, H21.552, H21.553, H21.559, H21.561, H21.562, H21.563, H21.569, H21.81, H21.82, H21.89, H22

Anomalies of Pupillary Function

H57.03

Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens

H27.10, H27.111, H27.112, H27.113, H27.119, H27.121, H27.122, H27.123, H27.129, H27.131, H27.132, H27.133, H27.139

Burn Confined to Eye and Adnexa

T26.00XA, T26.01XA, T26.02XA, T26.10XA, T26.11XA, T26.12XA, T26.20XA, T26.21XA, T26.22XA, T26.30XA, T26.31XA, T26.32XA, T26.40XA, T26.41XA, T26.42XA, T26.50XA, T26.51XA, T26.52XA, T26.60XA, T26.61XA, T26.62XA, T26.70XA, T26.71XA, T26.72XA, T26.80XA, T26.81XA, T26.82XA, T26.90XA, T26.91XA, T26.92XA

Cataract Secondary to Ocular Disorders

H26.211, H26.212, H26.213, H26.219, H26.221, H26.222, H26.223, H26.229

Cataract, Congenital

Q12.0

Cataract, Mature or Hypermature

H26.9

Cataract, Posterior Polar

Q12.0

Central Corneal Ulcer

H16.011, H16.012, H16.013, H16.019

Certain Types of Iridocyclitis

H20.20, H20.21, H20.22, H20.23, H20.811, H20.812, H20.813, H20.819, H20.821, H20.822, H20.823, H20.829, H20.9, H40.40X0

Chronic Iridocyclitis

A18.54, H20.10, H20.11, H20.12, H20.13, H20.9

Cloudy Cornea

H17.00, H17.01, H17.02, H17.03, H17.10, H17.11, H17.12, H17.13, H17.811, H17.812, H17.813, H17.819, H17.821, H17.822, H17.823, H17.829

Corneal Edema

H18.10, H18.11, H18.12, H18.13, H18.20, H18.221, H18.222, H18.223, H18.229, H18.231, H18.232, H18.233, H18.239, H18.421, H18.422, H18.423, H18.429, H18.43

Corneal Opacity and Other Disorders of Cornea

H17.00, H17.01, H17.02, H17.03, H17.10, H17.11, H17.12, H17.13, H17.89, H17.9

Cysts of Iris, Ciliary Body, and Anterior

Chamber

H21.301, H21.302, H21.303, H21.309, H21.311, H21.312, H21.313, H21.319, H21.321, H21.322, H21.323, H21.329, H21.331, H21.332, H21.333, H21.339, H21.341, H21.342, H21.343, H21.349, H21.351, H21.352, H21.353, H21.359

Enophthalmos

H05.401, H05.402, H05.403, H05.409, H05.411, H05.412, H05.413, H05.419, H05.421, H05.422, H05.423, H05.429

Glaucoma

H40.10X0, H40.10X1, H40.10X2, H40.10X3, H40.10X4, H40.1110, H40.1111, H40.1112, H40.1113, H40.1114, H40.1120, H40.1121, H40.1122, H40.1123, H40.1124, H40.1130, H40.1131, H40.1132, H40.1133, H40.1134, H40.1190, H40.1191, H40.1192, H40.1193, H40.1194, H40.1210, H40.1211, H40.1212, H40.1213, H40.1214, H40.1220, H40.1221, H40.1222, H40.1223, H40.1224, H40.1230, H40.1231, H40.1232, H40.1233, H40.1234, H40.1290, H40.1291, H40.1292, H40.1293, H40.1294, H40.1310, H40.1311, H40.1312, H40.1313, H40.1314, H40.1320, H40.1321, H40.1322, H40.1323, H40.1324, H40.1330, H40.1331, H40.1332, H40.1333, H40.1334, H40.1390, H40.1391, H40.1392, H40.1393, H40.1394, H40.1410, H40.1411, H40.1412, H40.1413, H40.1414, H40.1420, H40.1421, H40.1422, H40.1423, H40.1424, H40.1430, H40.1431, H40.1432, H40.1433, H40.1434, H40.1490, H40.1491, H40.1492, H40.1493, H40.1494, H40.151, H40.152, H40.153, H40.159, H40.20X0, H40.20X1, H40.20X2, H40.20X3, H40.20X4, H40.211, H40.212, H40.213, H40.219, H40.2210, H40.2211, H40.2212, H40.2213, H40.2214, H40.2220, H40.2221, H40.2222, H40.2223, H40.2224, H40.2230, H40.2231, H40.2232, H40.2233, H40.2234, H40.2290, H40.2291, H40.2292, H40.2293, H40.2294, H40.231, H40.232, H40.233, H40.239, H40.241, H40.242, H40.243, H40.249, H40.30X0, H40.30X1, H40.30X2, H40.30X3, H40.30X4, H40.31X0, H40.31X1, H40.31X2, H40.31X3, H40.31X4, H40.32X0, H40.32X1, H40.32X2, H40.32X3, H40.32X4, H40.33X0, H40.33X1, H40.33X2, H40.33X3, H40.33X4, H40.40X0, H40.40X1, H40.40X2, H40.40X3, H40.40X4, H40.41X0, H40.41X1, H40.41X2, H40.41X3, H40.41X4, H40.42X0, H40.42X1, H40.42X2, H40.42X3, H40.42X4, H40.43X0, H40.43X1, H40.43X2, H40.43X3, H40.43X4, H40.50X0, H40.50X1, H40.50X2, H40.50X3, H40.50X4, H40.51X0, H40.51X1, H40.51X2, H40.51X3, H40.51X4, H40.52X0, H40.52X1, H40.52X2, H40.52X3, H40.52X4, H40.53X0, H40.53X1, H40.53X2, H40.53X3, H40.53X4, H40.60X0, H40.60X1, H40.60X2, H40.60X3, H40.60X4, H40.61X0, H40.61X1, H40.61X2, H40.61X3, H40.61X4, H40.62X0, H40.62X1, H40.62X2, H40.62X3, H40.62X4, H40.63X0, H40.63X1, H40.63X2, H40.63X3, H40.63X4, H40.811, H40.812, H40.813, H40.819, H40.821, H40.822, H40.823, H40.829, H40.831, H40.832, H40.833, H40.839, H40.89, Q15.0

Hereditary Corneal Dystrophies

H18.50, H18.51, H18.52, H18.53, H18.54, H18.55, H18.59

High Hyperopia

H52.00, H52.01, H52.02, H52.03

Hypotony of Eye

H44.40, H44.411, H44.412, H44.413, H44.419, H44.421, H44.422, H44.423, H44.429, H44.431, H44.432, H44.433, H44.439, H44.441, H44.442, H44.443, H44.449

Injury to Optic Nerve and Pathways

S04.011A, S04.012A, S04.019A, S04.02XA, S04.031A, S04.032A, S04.039A, S04.041A, S04.042A, S04.049A

Open Wound of Eyeball

S05.10XA, S05.11XA, S05.12XA, S05.20XA, S05.21XA, S05.22XA, S05.30XA, S05.31XA, S05.32XA, S05.50XA, S05.51XA, S05.52XA, S05.60XA, S05.61XA, S05.62XA, S05.70XA, S05.71XA, S05.72XA, S05.8X1A, S05.8X2A, S05.8X9A, S05.90XA, S05.91XA, S05.92XA

Pathologic Myopia

H44.20, H44.2A1, H44.2A2, H44.2A3, H44.2A9, H44.2B1, H44.2B2, H44.2B3, H44.2B9, H44.2C1, H44.2C2, H44.2C3, H44.2C9, H44.2D1, H44.2D2, H44.2D3, H44.2D9, H44.2E1, H44.2E2, H44.21, H44.22, H44.23, H44.30

Posterior Lenticonus

Q12.2, Q12.4, Q12.8

Prior Pars Plana Vitrectomy

67036, 67039, 67040, 67041, 67042, 67043 (patient with history of this procedure)

Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome

H40.1410, H40.1411, H40.1412, H40.1413, H40.1414, H40.1420, H40.1421, H40.1422, H40.1423, H40.1424, H40.1430, H40.1431, H40.1432, H40.1433, H40.1434, H40.1490, H40.1491, H40.1492, H40.1493, H40.1494

Retrolental Fibroplasias

H35.171, H35.172, H35.173, H35.179

Senile Cataract

H25.89

Traumatic Cataract

H26.101, H26.102, H26.103, H26.109, H26.111, H26.112, H26.113, H26.119, H26.121, H26.122, H26.123, H26.129, H26.131, H26.132, H26.133, H26.139

Use of Systemic Sympathetic Alpha-1a Antagonist Medication for Treatment of Prostatic Hypertrophy

 Patient taking tamsulosin hydrochloride: G9503

Uveitis

H44.111, H44.112, H44.113, H44.119, H44.131, H44.132, H44.133, H44.139

Vascular Disorders of Iris and Ciliary Body

H21.1X1, H21.1X2, H21.1X3, H21.1X9

 

Numerator

Patients who had one or more specified operative procedures for any of the following major complications within 30 days following cataract surgery: retained nuclear fragments, endophthalmitis, dislocated or wrong power IOL, retinal detachment, or wound dehiscence

Numerator Instructions: Codes for major complications (e.g., retained nuclear fragments, endophthalmitis, dislocated or wrong power IOL, retinal detachment, or wound dehiscence): 65235, 65860, 65880, 65900, 65920, 65930, 66030, 66250, 66820, 66825, 66830, 66852, 66986, 67005, 67010, 67015, 67025, 67030, 67031, 67036, 67039, 67041, 67042, 67043, 67101, 67105, 67107, 67108, 67110, 67141, 67145, 67250, 67255

INVERSE MEASURE - A lower calculated performance rate for this measure indicates better clinical care or control. The “Performance Not Met” numerator option for this measure is the representation of the better clinical quality or control. Submitting that numerator option will produce a performance rate that trends closer to 0%, as quality increases. For inverse measures, a rate of 100% means all of the denominator eligible patients did not receive the appropriate care or were not in proper control.

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Surgical procedure performed within 30 days following cataract surgery for major complications (e.g., retained nuclear fragments, endophthalmitis, dislocated or wrong power IOL, retinal detachment or wound dehiscence) (G8627)

OR

Performance Not Met: Surgical procedure not performed within 30 days following cataract surgery for major complications (e.g., retained nuclear fragments, endophthalmitis, dislocated or wrong power IOL, retinal detachment or wound dehiscence) (G8628)

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