High Priority MeasureYes
Percentage of patients who undergo cystoscopy to evaluate for lower urinary tract injury at the time of hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse
This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure is performed during the performance period for patients who undergo a hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse. 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 undergoing hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
All patients, regardless of age
Diagnosis for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (ICD-10-CM): N81.10, N81.11, N81.12, N81.2, N81.3, N81.4, N81.89, N81.9
Patient procedure during the performance period (CPT): 58150, 58152, 58180, 58260, 58262, 58263, 58267, 58270, 58275, 58280, 58290, 58291, 58292, 58293, 58294, 58541, 58542, 58543, 58544, 58550, 58552, 58553, 58554, 58570, 58571, 58572, 58573
Patients in whom an intraoperative cystoscopy was performed to evaluate for lower urinary tract injury at the time of hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse
Performance Met: Intraoperative cystoscopy performed to evaluate for lower tract injury (G9606)
Denominator Exception: Documented medical reasons for not performing intraoperative cystoscopy (e.g., urethral pathology precluding cystoscopy, any patient who has a congenital or acquired absence of the urethra) or in the case of patient death (G9607)
Performance Not Met: Intraoperative cystoscopy not performed to evaluate for lower tract injury (G9608)
Lower urinary tract (bladder and/or ureter(s)) injury is a common complication of prolapse repair surgery, occurring in up to 5% of patients. Delay in detection of lower urinary tract injury has an estimated cost of $54, 000 per injury (Visco et al), with significant morbidity for patients who experience them. Universal cystoscopy may detect up to 97% of all injuries at the time of surgery (Ibeanu et al, 2009), resulting in the prevention of significant morbidity and providing significant cost savings (over $108 million per year).
There is a gap in the performance of cystoscopy at the time of hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse. In a recent study we found that only 84.5% (539/638) of surgeons performed cystoscopy at the time of hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse. As many as 97% of high volume surgeons performed a cystoscopy at the time of hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse while low volume surgeons performed this procedure only 75 % of the time (p<.001).
Clinical Recommendation Statements
It is strongly recommended to perform cystoscopy at the conclusion of any hysterectomy done for an indication that includes uterovaginal prolapse. The cystoscopy must assess for and document at a minimum the integrity of the bladder as well as patency of the ureters.