DESCRIPTION:  Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter or during the previous twelve months AND with a BMI outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous twelve 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 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 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 twelve months, AND when the BMI is outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous twelve months of the current encounter. 

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS: Not Applicable