#389: Cataract Surgery: Difference Between Planned and Final Refraction

Quality ID

389

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 who achieved a final refraction within +/- 1.0 diopters of their planned (target) refraction

 

Instructions

This measure is to be calculated each time a cataract procedure 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 MIPS eligible clinician, group, or third party intermediary submitted data.

• For patients who receive the surgical procedures specified in the denominator coding, it should be reported whether or not the patient had a difference between planned and final refraction.
• Include only procedures performed through September 30 of the performance period. This will allow the post-operative period to occur before third party intermediaries must submit data to CMS.

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 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 aged 18 years and older who had cataract surgery

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 18 years on date of encounter

AND

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

WITHOUT

Modifier: 55 or 56

 

Numerator

Patients who achieved a final refraction (spherical equivalent) of +/- 1.0 diopters of their planned (target) refraction (spherical equivalent) within 90 days following cataract surgery. The refraction planned and final refraction values should correspond to the eye that underwent the cataract procedure

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Patient achieves final refraction (spherical equivalent) +/- 1.0 Diopters of their planned refraction within 90 days of surgery (G9519)

OR

Performance Not Met: Patient does not achieve final refraction (spherical equivalent) +/- 1.0 Diopters of their planned refraction within 90 days of surgery (G9520)

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