#282: Dementia: Functional Status Assessment

Quality ID

282

High Priority Measure

No

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Geriatrics Mental/Behavioral Health Neurology

Measure Description

Percentage of patients with dementia for whom an assessment of functional status was performed at least once in the last 12 months

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients with a diagnosis of dementia seen during the performance period. This measure may be submitted by Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

Measure Submission Type:

Measure data may be submitted by individual MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third party intermediaries. 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 as allowed by the measure. The quality-data codes listed do not need to be submitted by MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third party intermediaries that utilize this modality for submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those third party intermediaries that utilize Medicare Part B claims data. For more information regarding Application Programming Interface (API), please refer to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website.

 

Denominator

All patients with a diagnosis of dementia

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

All patients regardless of age

AND

Diagnosis for dementia (ICD-10-CM): A52.17, A81.00, A81.01, A81.89, B20, F01.50, F01.51, F02.80, F02.81, F03.90, F03.91, F05, F10.27, G30.0, G30.1, G30.8, G30.9, G31.01, G31.09, G31.83, G31.85, G31.89, G94

AND

Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 90791, 90792, 90832, 90833, 90834, 90836, 90837, 90838, 96116, 96121, 96130, 96131, 96132, 96133, 96136, 96137, 96138, 96139, 96146, 96150, 96151, 96152, 96153, 96154, 96155, 97165, 97166, 97167, 97168, 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99211, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99221, 99222, 99223, 99231, 99232, 99233, 99238, 99239, 99251, 99252, 99253, 99254, 99255, 99304, 99305, 99306, 99307, 99308, 99309, 99310, 99324, 99325, 99326, 99327, 99328, 99334, 99335, 99336, 99337, 99339, 99340, 99341, 99342, 99343, 99344, 99345, 99347, 99348, 99349, 99350, 99487, 99489, 99490, 99497, 99498

WITHOUT

Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02

 

Numerator

Patients for whom an assessment of functional status was performed at least once in the last 12 months

Definition:

Assessment of functional status - Functional status is assessed by use of a validated tool, direct assessment of the patient, or by querying a knowledgeable informant. A direct assessment of functional status includes an evaluation of the patient’s ability to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) (i.e., cleaning, money management, and medication management, transportation, cleaning, and cooking) and basic activities of daily living (ADL) (i.e., grooming, bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, gait, and transferring). Documentation why an assessment could not be completed due to advanced staging of dementia in combination with a lack of a knowledgeable informant would meet the measure criteria.

Numerator Instructions:

Functional status can be assessed by direct examination of the patient or knowledgeable informant. An assessment of functional status should include, at a minimum, an evaluation of the patient’s ability to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and basic activities of daily living (ADL). Functional status can also be assessed using one of a number of available valid and reliable instruments available from the medical literature. Examples include, but are not limited to:

• Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale
• Barthel ADL Index
• Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living
• Functional Activities Questionnaire

NUMERATOR NOTE: The 12 month look back period is defined as 12 months from the date of the denominator eligible encounter. Denominator Exception(s) are determined on the date of the denominator eligible encounter. Documentation of why an assessment could not be completed due to medical reasons such as advanced staging of dementia in combination with a lack of a knowledgeable informant would meet the measure criteria.

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Functional status performed once in the last 12 months (G9916)

OR

Denominator Exception: Documentation of medical reason(s) for not performing functional status (e.g., patient is severely impaired and caregiver knowledge is limited, other medical reason) (G9917)

OR

Performance Not Met: Functional status not performed, reason not otherwise specified (G9918)

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