NQF 0041 (Alternate Core) - Preventative Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization for Patients > 50 Years Old

Measure: NQF 0041 (Alternate Core Measure)

Measure Title: Preventative Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization for Patients > 50 Years Old

Measure Description: Percentage of patients aged 50 years and older who received an influenza immunization during the flu season (September through February).

Criteria

In order for the Clinical Quality Measure report to generate, the following must be documented in the relevant patient's chart:

1.  The patient must be age 50 years and older at the start of the reporting period and have at least one face to face encounter with the provider during the reporting period.  

2.  Patient must have documentation that an influenza vaccination was administered.  Inserting the shortcut code, "InfQM" in the SOAPnote Plan field or Summary Interventions field will insert a pick list that will provide a list of criteria from which to document influenza administration.  (CPT 90656, 90658, 90660, G0008, G8482, CVX 111, CVX 140.  Note: CPT codes 90657, 90471, G8483, G8484, 90655 will not increase the numerator.)

Exporting NQF 0041 for September through February

Exporting NQF 0041 for September through February

IMPORTANT NOTE: When the results for this measure are exported, the user must run the report for the appropriate dates of September through February (flu season) using the Custom date selection (see example above).

Measure Calculation Details

Numerator Calculation:

The numerator for this measure is calculated based on the following:

1.  The number of patients in the denominator that have documentation of being given the influenza vaccine in the SOAPnote Plan field or Summary Interventions field. (CPT 90656, 90658, 90660, G0008, G8482, CVX 111, CVX 140.  Note: CPT codes 90657, 90471, G8483, G8484, 90655 will not increase the numerator.)

Denominator Calculation:

The denominator for this measure is calculated based on the following:

1.  The number of patients that were 50 years old or older at the start of the reporting period and have at least one face-to-face encounter with the physician during the reporting period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When the results for this measure are exported, the user must run the report for the dates of September through February (flu season).

Report Clinical Quality Measures to CMS/States

All of the items listed in the above steps need to be documented as structured data (as detailed above) in order to allow the user to capture the numerator, denominator and percentage for this quality measure.

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