Percentage of patients aged birth and older referred to a physician (preferably a physician specially trained in disorders of the ear) for an otologic evaluation subsequent to an audiologic evaluation after presenting with acute or chronic dizziness
This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for all patients seen during the performance period who present with acute or chronic dizziness. This measure is intended to ensure that patients with acute or chronic dizziness receive a referral in order to receive appropriate care. 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.
All patients aged birth and older presenting with acute or chronic dizziness
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
Patients aged birth and older
Diagnosis for Dizziness (ICD-10-CM): H81.10, H81.11, H81.12, H81.13, R42
Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 92540, 92541, 92542, 92544, 92545, 92546, 92547, 92548, 92550, 92557, 92567, 92568, 92570, 92575
Patients referred to a physician for an otologic evaluation subsequent to an audiologic evaluation who present with acute or chronic dizziness
NUMERATOR NOTE: The physician receiving the referral, or providing care currently, should preferably be specially trained in disorders of the ear. Denominator exception will be determined on the date of the denominator eligible encounter.
Performance Met: Referral to a physician for an otologic evaluation performed (G8856)
Denominator Exception: Patient is not eligible for the referral for otologic evaluation measure (e.g., patients who are already under the care of a physician for acute or chronic dizziness) (G8857)
Performance Not Met: Referral to a physician for an otologic evaluation not performed, reason not given (G8858)