Acute Otitis Externa

This measures group is to be reported for patients aged ≥ 2 years with a specific diagnosis of AOE and accompanied by a specific patient encounter:

One of the following diagnosis codes indicating AOE:

Diagnosis for AOE (ICD-9-CM) [for use 1/1/2015-9/30/2015]: 380.10, 380.11, 380.12, 380.13, 380.22

Diagnosis for AOE (ICD-10-CM) [for use 10/01/2015-12/31/2015]: H60.00, H60.01, H60.02, H60.03,H60.10, H60.11, H60.12, H60.13, H60.311, H60.312, H60.313, H60.319, H60.321, H60.322, H60.323,H60.329, H60.331, H60.332, H60.333, H60.339, H60.391, H60.392, H60.393, H60.399, H60.501, H60.502, H60.503, H60.509, H60.511, H60.512, H60.513, H60.519, H60.521, H60.522, H60.523, H60.529, H60.531,H60.532, H60.533, H60.539, H60.541, H60.542, H60.543, H60.549, H60.551, H60.552, H60.553, H60.559,H60.591, H60.592, H60.593, H60.599, H61.90, H61.91, H61.92, H61.93, H62.40, H62.41, H62.42, H62.43,H62.8X1, H62.8X2, H62.8X3, H62.8X9

Accompanied by: One of the following patient encounter codes:

99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213,99214, 99215, 99281, 99282, 99283, 99284, 99285,99304, 99305, 99306, 99307, 99308, 99309, 99310,99324, 99325, 99326, 99327, 99328, 99334, 99335, 99336, 99341, 99342, 99343, 99344, 99345, 99347,99348, 99349, 99350 


PQRS Group Measures:

#91 Acute Otitis Externa (AOE): Topical Therapy
#93 Acute Otitis Externa (AOE): Systemic Antimicrobial Therapy – Avoidance of Inappropriate Use
#130 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record
#131 Pain Assessment and Follow-Up
#154 Falls: Risk Assessment
#155 Falls: Plan of Care
#226 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention
#317 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented

Download PQRS AOE Measures Group Form: PQRS AOE Measures Group Form PQRS AOE Measures Group Form

Measure Group Description Measure Group Description(from CMS)

Measure Group Flow Measure Group Flow(from CMS)

Acute Otitis Externa

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