2015 PQRS Anesthesia Specific measures

Existing PY2015 PQRS Measures:

The following existing PQRS measures can be reported by EP’s via the Registry and Claims for 2015:

  • #44 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Preoperative Beta-Blocker in Patients with Isolated CABG Surgery Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing isolated CABG surgery who received an IMA graft
  • #76 Prevention of Central Venous Catheter (CVC)-Related Bloodstream Infections Description: Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who undergo central venous catheter (CVC) insertion for whom CVC was inserted with all elements of maximal sterile barrier technique, hand hygiene, skin preparation and, if ultrasound is used, sterile ultrasound techniques followed
  • #109 Osteoarthritis (OA): Function and Pain Assessment Description: Percentage of patient visits for patients aged 21 years and older with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) with assessment for function and pain
  • #130 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record Description: Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible professional attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications’ name, dosage, frequency and route of administration.
  • #131 Pain Assessments and Follow-Up Description: Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older with documentation of a pain assessment using a standardized tool(s) on each visit AND documentation of a follow-up plan when pain is present.
  • #193 Perioperative Temperature Management Description: Percentage of patients, regardless of age, undergoing surgical or therapeutic procedures under general or neuraxial anesthesia of 60 minutes duration or longer, except patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass, for whom either active warming was used intraoperatively for the purpose of maintaining normothermia, OR at least one body temperature equal to or greater than 36 degrees Centigrade (or 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit) was recorded within the 30 minutes immediately before or the 15 minutes immediately after anesthesia end time
  • #226 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months AND who received cessation counseling intervention if identified as a tobacco user.
  • #342 Pain Brought Under Control within 48 Hours Description: Patients aged 18 and older who report being uncomfortable because of pain at the initial assessment (after admission to palliative care services) who report pain was brought to a comfortable level within 48 hours
  • #358 Patient-Centered Surgical Risk Assessments and Communication Description: Percentage of patients who underwent a non-emergency surgery who had their personalized risks of postoperative complications assessed by their surgical team prior to surgery using a clinical data-based, patient-specific risk calculator and who received personal discussion of those risks with the surgeon

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