#333: Adult Sinusitis: Computerized Tomography (CT) for Acute Sinusitis (Overuse)

Quality ID

333

High Priority Measure

No

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Efficiency

Specialty

Emergency Medicine Family Medicine Infectious Disease Internal Medicine Otolaryngology

Measure description

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older, with a diagnosis of acute sinusitis who had a computerized tomography (CT) scan of the paranasal sinuses ordered at the time of diagnosis or received within 28 days after date of diagnosis

 

Instructions

This measure may be submitted based on the actions of the submitting eligible clinician who performs the quality action, described in the measure, based on services provided within measure-specific denominator coding. This measure is to be submitted once for each occurrence for patients with acute sinusitis during the performance period.

NOTE: Include only patients that have a diagnosis of acute sinusitis from January 1 to December 3 of the performance period. This will allow the evaluation of 28 days after the diagnosis of acute sinusitis within the performance period.

Measure Submission:

The listed denominator criteria are 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

All patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of acute sinusitis

Definition:

Acute Sinusitis/Rhinosinusitis- Up to 4 weeks of purulent nasal drainage (anterior, posterior, or both) accompanied by nasal obstruction, facial pain-pressure-fullness, or both: Purulent nasal discharge is cloudy or colored, in contrast to the clear secretions that typically accompany viral upper respiratory infection, and may be reported by the patient or observed on physical examination Nasal obstruction may be reported by the patient as nasal obstruction, congestion, blockage, or stuffiness, or may be diagnosed by physical examination Facial pain-pressure-fullness may involve the anterior face, periorbital region, or manifest with headache that is localized or diffuse

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 18 years on date of encounter

AND

Diagnosis for acute sinusitis (ICD-10-CM): J01.00, J01.01, J01.10, J01.11, J01.20, J01.21, J01.30, J01.31, J01.40, J01.41, J01.80, J01.90

AND

Patient encounter during performance period (CPT): 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99281, 99282, 99283, 99284, 99285, 99304, 99305, 99306, 99307, 99308, 99309, 99310, 99324, 99325, 99326, 99327, 99328, 99334, 99335, 99336, 99337, 99341, 99342, 99343, 99344, 99345, 99347, 99348, 99349, 99350

WITHOUT

Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02

 

Numerator

Patients who had a computerized tomography (CT) scan of the paranasal sinuses ordered at the time of diagnosis or received within 28 days after date of diagnosis

Numerator Instructions:

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: CT scan of the paranasal sinuses ordered at the time of diagnosis or received within 28 days after date of diagnosis (G9349)

OR

Denominator Exception: CT scan of the paranasal sinuses ordered at the time of diagnosis for documented reasons (G9348)

OR

Performance Not Met: CT scan of the paranasal sinuses not ordered at the time of diagnosis or received within 28 days after date of diagnosis (G9350)

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