Definition: 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

References: CMS 138, NQF 028


Denominator: All patients aged 18 years 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 screening for tobacco use (eg, limited life expectancy, other medical reason)


Numerator: Patients who were screened for tobacco use at least once within 24 months AND who received tobacco cessation intervention if identified as a tobacco user

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