High Priority MeasureNo
SpecialtyFamily Medicine Infectious Disease Internal Medicine Nephrology
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with one or more of the following: a history of injection drug use, receipt of a blood transfusion prior to 1992, receiving maintenance hemodialysis, OR birthdate in the years 1945-1965 who received one-time screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for all patients with one or more of the following: a history of injection drug use, receipt of a blood transfusion prior to 1992, receiving maintenance hemodialysis OR birthdate in the years 1945–1965 seen during the performance period AND who were seen twice for any visits or who had at least one preventive visit within the 12 month 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.
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.
All patients aged 18 years and older who were seen twice for any visit or who had at least one preventive visit within the 12 month reporting period with one or more of the following: a history of injection drug use, receipt of a blood transfusion prior to 1992, receiving maintenance hemodialysis, OR birthdate in the years 1945–1965
DENOMINATOR NOTE: *Signifies that this CPT Category I code is a non-covered service under the Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). These non-covered services should be counted in the denominator population for registry-based measures.
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
Patients aged ≥ 18 years
At least one preventive encounter during the performance period (CPT or HCPCS): 99385*, 99386*, 99387*, 99395*, 99396*, 99397*, G0438, G0439
Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02
At least two patient encounters during the performance period (CPT): 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99241*, 99242*, 99243*, 99244*, 99245*, 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
Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02
Patients who were born in the years 1945 to 1965: G9448
History of receiving blood transfusions prior to 1992: G9449
Receiving maintenance hemodialysis (CPT): 90951, 90952, 90953, 90954, 90955, 90956, 90957, 90958, 90959, 90960, 90961, 90962, 90963, 90964, 90965, 90966, 90967, 90968, 90969, 90970, 99512*
History of injection drug use: G9450
Diagnosis for Chronic Hepatitis C (ICD-10-CM): B18.2
Patients who received one-time screening for HCV infection
NUMERATOR NOTE: Denominator Exception(s) are determined on the date of the most recent denominator eligible encounter.
Screening for HCV Infection includes current or prior receipt of:
1. HCV antibody test
2. HCV RNA test
3. Recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA) test (if performed at any time in the past)
Performance Met: Patient received one-time screening for HCV infection (G9451)
Denominator Exception: Documentation of medical reason(s) for not receiving one-time screening for HCV infection (e.g., decompensated cirrhosis indicating advanced disease [i.e., ascites, esophageal variceal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy], hepatocellular carcinoma, waitlist for organ transplant, limited life expectancy, other medical reasons) (G9452)
Denominator Exception: Documentation of patient reason(s) for not receiving one-time screening for HCV infection (e.g., patient declined, other patient reasons) (G9453)
Performance Not Met: One-time screening for HCV infection not received within 12 month reporting period and no documentation of prior screening for HCV infection, reason not given (G9454)