#386: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patient Care Preferences

Quality ID

386

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Neurology

Measure description

Percentage of patients diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) who were offered assistance in planning for end of life issues (e.g., advance directives, invasive ventilation, hospice) at least once annually

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients with a diagnosis of ALS during the performance period. 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. This measure is appropriate for use in outpatient and long term care (e.g., nursing home, ambulatory). For each of these settings, there should be documentation in the medical record(s) that advance care planning was discussed or documented.

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 with a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Diagnosis for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ICD-10-CM): G12.21, G12.23, G12.24, G12.25

AND

Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99304, 99305, 99306, 99307, 99308, 99309, 99310, 99318, 99324, 99325, 99326, 99327, 99328, 99334, 99335, 99336, 99337, 99354, 99355

WITHOUT

Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02

AND NOT

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSION:

Patient in hospice at any time during the measurement period: G9758

 

Numerator

Patients who were offered assistance in planning for end of life issues (e.g., advance directives, invasive ventilation, or hospice) at least once annually

Definition:

Assistance with end of life issues – assessment of patient concerns, desires and needs relating to end of life issues. Bases on patient’s disease progression this may include discussions regarding invasive ventilation, advance directives and hospice.

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Patient offered assistance with end of life issues during the measurement period (G9380)

OR

Performance Not Met: Patient not offered assistance with end of life issues during the measurement period (G9382)

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