#351: Total Knee Replacement: Venous Thromboembolic and Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation

Quality ID

351

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery

Measure description

Percentage of patients regardless of age undergoing a total knee replacement who are evaluated for the presence or absence of venous thromboembolic and cardiovascular risk factors within 30 days prior to the procedure (e.g. history of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE), Myocardial Infarction (MI), Arrhythmia and Stroke)

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure for total knee replacement is performed during the performance period. 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-based submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those registries that utilize claims data.

 

Denominator

All patients regardless of age undergoing a total knee replacement

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

All patients regardless of age

AND

Patient procedure during the performance period (CPT): 27438, 27442, 27445, 27446, 27447

 

Numerator

Patients who are evaluated for the presence or absence of venous thromboembolic and cardiovascular risk factors within 30 days prior to the procedure (e.g., history of DVT, PE, MI, arrhythmia and stroke)

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Patients who are evaluated for venous thromboembolic and cardiovascular risk factors within 30 days prior to the procedure (e.g. history of DVT, PE, MI, arrhythmia and stroke) (G9298)

OR

Performance Not Met: Patients who are not evaluated for venous thromboembolic and cardiovascular risk factors within 30 days prior to the procedure including (e.g. history of DVT, PE, MI, arrhythmia and stroke), reason not given (G9299)

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