#261: Referral for Otologic Evaluation for Patients with Acute or Chronic Dizziness

Quality ID

261

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

N/A

Measure description

Percentage of patients aged birth and older referred to a physician (preferably a physician specially trained in disorders of the ear) for an otologic evaluation subsequent to an audiologic evaluation after presenting with acute or chronic dizziness

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for all patients seen during the performance period who present with acute or chronic dizziness. This measure is intended to ensure that patients with acute or chronic dizziness receive a referral in order to receive appropriate care. 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 patients aged birth and older presenting with acute or chronic dizziness

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged birth and older

AND

Diagnosis for Dizziness (ICD-10-CM): H81.10, H81.11, H81.12, H81.13, R42

AND

Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 92540, 92541, 92542, 92544, 92545, 92546, 92547, 92548, 92550, 92557, 92567, 92568, 92570, 92575

 

Numerator

Patients referred to a physician for an otologic evaluation subsequent to an audiologic evaluation who present with acute or chronic dizziness

NUMERATOR NOTE: The physician receiving the referral, or providing care currently, should preferably be specially trained in disorders of the ear. Denominator exception will be determined on the date of the denominator eligible encounter.

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Referral to a physician for an otologic evaluation performed (G8856)

OR

Denominator Exception: Patient is not eligible for the referral for otologic evaluation measure (e.g., patients who are already under the care of a physician for acute or chronic dizziness) (G8857)

OR

Performance Not Met: Referral to a physician for an otologic evaluation not performed, reason not given (G8858)

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