Definition: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter or during the previous six months AND with a BMI outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous six months of the current encounter    Normal Parameters:       Age 18 years and older BMI => 18.5 and < 25 kg/m2

References: CMS 069, NQF 421


Denominator: All patients 18 and older on the date of the encounter with at least one eligible encounter during the measurement period

Denominator Exclusions: Patients who are pregnant, Patients receiving palliative care, Patients who refuse measurement of height and/or weight or refuse follow-up

Denominator Exceptions: Patients with a documented Medical Reason:
* Elderly Patients (65 or older) for whom weight reduction/weight gain would complicate other underlying health conditions such as the following examples:
     *Illness or physical disability
     *Mental illness, dementia, confusion
     *Nutritional deficiency, such as Vitamin/mineral deficiency

* Patients in an urgent or emergent medical situation where time is of the essence and to delay treatment would jeopardize the patient's health status

 

Numerator: Patients with a documented BMI during the encounter or during the previous six months, AND when the BMI is outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous six months of the current encounter

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