Patients aged 18 years and older who had surgery for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment who did not require a return to the operating room within 90 days of surgery
This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is performed during the performance period. This measure is intended to reflect the quality of services provided for the patient receiving primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment surgery.
Note: This is an outcome measure and will be calculated solely using Merit-based Incentive Payment System (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 submitted whether or not the patient had to return to the operating room within 90 days of surgery.
- 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 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.
Patients aged 18 years or older who had surgery for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
Patients aged ≥ 18 years on the date of the procedure
Patient procedure during the performance period (CPT): 67107, 67108, 67110
Surgical procedures that included the use of silicone oil: G9756
Patients who did not return to the operating room within 90 days for complications within the operative eye
Performance Met: Patient did not require a return to the operating room within 90 days of surgery (G9515)
Performance Not Met: Patient required a return to the operating room within 90 days of surgery (G9514)
The goal of treatment for retinal breaks is to create a firm chorioretinal adhesion in the attached retina immediately adjacent to and surrounding the retinal tear using cryotherapy or laser photocoagulation to halt the progression of subretinal fluid from detaching the neurosensory retina. Treatment of peripheral horseshoe tears should be extended to the ora serrata. The most common cause of failure in treating horseshoe tears is failure to adequately treat the tear, particularly the anterior border. Continued vitreous traction may extend the tear beyond the treated area and allow fluid to dissect through the subretinal space to cause a clinical retinal detachment. Treatment of dialyses must extend over the entire length of the dialysis, reaching the ora serrata beyond each horn or end of the dialysis.
Sufficient evidence exists for treating acute, symptomatic horseshoe tears. There is insufficient evidence for management of other vitreoretinal abnormalities. In making the decision to treat other vitreoretinal abnormalities, including lattice degeneration and asymptomatic retinal breaks, the risks that treatment will be unnecessary, ineffective, or harmful must be weighed against the possible benefit of reducing the rate of subsequent retinal detachment.
In a study published in 2011, Schall and colleagues studied the success rate with 4 surgical techniques. Initial success rate for retinal reattachment was 86% for scleral buckling only, 90% for vitrectomy only, 94% for the combination of scleral buckling and vitrectomy, and 63% for pneumatic retinopexy surgery. Patients undergoing pneumatic retinopexy had a lower initial success rate, however there was no statistically significant difference in initial reattachment rates between the other three groups. In a 2002 study, Ling and colleagues reported an 85% success rate with a single procedure. Of the 15% that initially failed, 97% were successful with one additional surgery.
American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina/Vitreous Panel. Preferred Practice Pattern® Guidelines. Posterior Vitreous Detachment, Retinal Breaks, and Lattice Degeneration. San Francisco, CA: American Academy of Ophthalmology; 2014. Available at: AAO Website.
Schall S, Sherman MP, Barr CC, Kaplan HJ, Primary retinal detachment repair: comparison of 1-year outcomes of four surgical techniques. Retina 2011 Sep; 31(8):1500-4.
Ling, et al, Retinal detachment surgery in district general hospitals: An Audit of Changing Practice, Br J Ophthalmology 2002; 86:827-833,
Sullivan PM, Luff AJ, Aylward GW. Results of primary retinal reattachment surgery: a prospective audit. Eye 1997; 11:869-71.
Day S, Grossman DS, Mruthyunjaya P, Sloan FA, Lee PP. One year outcomes after retinal detachment surgery among Medicare beneficiaries. Am J Ophthalmol 2010; 150(3):338-45, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. Ophthalmology Quality & Outcomes Report 2012.
Clinical Recommendation Statements
This is an outcome measure. As such, no clinical recommendations are included.