High Priority MeasureYes
SpecialtyFamily Medicine Infectious Disease Otolaryngology Pediatrics Urgent Care
Percentage of patients aged 2 months through 12 years with a diagnosis of OME who were not prescribed systemic antimicrobials
This measure is to be submitted once for each occurrence of otitis media with effusion (OME) in children seen during the performance period. Each unique occurrence is defined as a 90 day period from onset of OME. If multiple occurrences are documented within a 90 day period, Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians should submit one instance.
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 2 months through 12 years with a diagnosis of OME
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
Patients aged 2 months through 12 years on the date of the encounter
Diagnosis for OME (ICD-10-CM): H65.90, H65.91, H65.92, H65.93, H65.111, H65.112, H65.113, H65.114, H65.115, H65.116, H65.117, H65.119, H65.191, H65.192, H65.193, H65.194, H65.195, H65.196, H65.197, H65.199, H65.411, H65.412, H65.413, H65.419, H65.491, H65.492, H65.493, H65.499
Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99241, 99242, 99243, 99244, 99245, 99381, 99382, 99383, 99384, 99391, 99392, 99393, 99394
Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02
Patients who were not prescribed systemic antimicrobials
For performance, the measure will be calculated as the number of patients for whom systemic antimicrobials were neither prescribed nor recommended over the number of patients in the denominator (patients aged 2 months through 12 years with a diagnosis of OME). A higher score indicates appropriate treatment of patients with OME (e.g., the proportion for whom systemic antimicrobials were not prescribed).
Performance Met: Systemic antimicrobials not prescribed (G9959)
Denominator Exception: Documentation of medical reason(s) for prescribing systemic antimicrobials (G9960)
Performance Not Met: Systemic antimicrobials prescribed (G9961)