Definition: Percentage of patients aged 12 years and older screened for depression on the date of the encounter using an age appropriate standardized depression screening tool AND if positive, a follow-up plan is documented on the date of the positive screen

References: CMS 002, NQF 418, PQRS 134


Denominator: All patients aged 6 months and older seen for at least two visits or at least one preventive visit during the measurement period

Denominator Exceptions:  Documentation of medical reason(s) for not receiving influenza immunization (eg, patient allergy, other medical reasons), Documentation of patient reason(s) for not receiving influenza immunization (eg, patient declined, other patient reasons), Documentation of system reason(s) for not receiving influenza immunization (eg, vaccine not available, other system reasons)


Numerator: Patients screened for depression on the date of the encounter  using an age appropriate standardized tool AND if positive, a follow-up plan is documented on the date of the positive screen

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