DESCRIPTION: 

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


IMPROVEMENT NOTATION: 

Higher score indicates better quality


INITIAL POPULATION:

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


DENOMINATOR:

Equals Initial Population

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.

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS:

Not Applicable