#388: Cataract Surgery with Intra-Operative Complications (Unplanned Rupture of Posterior Capsule Requiring Unplanned Vitrectomy)

Quality ID

388

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Outcome

Specialty

Ophthalmology

Measure description

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had cataract surgery performed and had an unplanned rupture of the posterior capsule requiring vitrectomy

 

Instructions

This measure is to be calculated when a procedure for cataracts is performed during the performance period. This measure is intended to reflect the quality of services provided for the patient receiving cataract surgery.

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

  • For patients who receive the surgical procedures specified in the denominator coding, it should be submitted whether or not the patient had a rupture of the posterior capsule during anterior segment surgery requiring vitrectomy.

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

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 18 years on date of encounter

AND

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

WITHOUT

Modifier: 55 or 56

AND NOT

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSION:

History of preoperative posterior capsule rupture: G9759

 

Numerator

Patients who experienced an unplanned rupture of the posterior capsule requiring vitrectomy during cataract surgery

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: Unplanned rupture of the posterior capsule requiring vitrectomy during cataract surgery (G9389)

OR

Performance Not Met: No unplanned rupture of the posterior capsule requiring vitrectomy during cataract surgery (G9390)

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