#465: Uterine Artery Embolization Technique: Documentation of Angiographic Endpoints and Interrogation of Ovarian Arteries

Quality ID

465

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Interventional Radiology

Measure description

The percentage of patients with documentation of angiographic endpoints of embolization AND the documentation of embolization strategies in the presence of unilateral or bilateral absent uterine arteries

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure for uterine artery embolization is performed 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.

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

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
All patients, regardless of age

AND

Diagnosis for leiomyomas or adenomyosis (ICD-10-CM): D25.0, D25.1, D25.2, D25.9, N80.0

AND

Patient procedure during the performance period (CPT): 37243

 

Numerator

Number of patients undergoing uterine artery embolization for symptomatic leiomyomas and/or adenomyosis in whom embolization endpoints are documented separately for each embolized vessel AND ovarian artery angiography or embolization performed in the presence of variant uterine artery anatomy.

Definition:

Embolization Endpoints

  • Complete stasis (static contrast column for at least 5 heartbeats)
  • Near-stasis (not static, but contrast visible for at least 5 heartbeats)
  • Slowed flow (contrast visible for fewer than 5 heartbeats)
  • Normal velocity flow with pruning of distal vasculature
  • Other [specify]
  • Not documented

Variant uterine artery anatomy – Treatment strategy

  • Not applicable – Normal uterine artery anatomy
  • Ovarian artery angiography
  • Ovarian artery embolization
  • Abdominal aortic angiography
  • No additional angiography or embolization performed

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Embolization endpoints are documented separately for each embolized vessel AND ovarian artery angiography or embolization performed in the presence of variant uterine artery anatomy (G9962)

OR

Performance Not Met: Embolization endpoints are not documented separately for each embolized vessel OR ovarian artery angiography or embolization not performed in the presence of variant uterine artery anatomy (G9963)

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