DESCRIPTION: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months AND who received tobacco cessation intervention if identified as a tobacco user Three rates are reported: a. Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months  b. Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use and identified as a tobacco user who received tobacco cessation intervention  c. Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months AND who received tobacco cessation intervention if identified as a tobacco user 


IMPROVEMENT NOTATION: Higher score indicates better quality 


INITIAL POPULATION: All patients aged 18 years and older seen for at least two visits or at least one preventive visit during the measurement period 


DENOMINATOR: 

Population 1: Equals Initial Population 

Population 2: Equals Initial Population who were screened for tobacco use and identified as a tobacco user 

Population 3: Equals Initial Population 

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSIONS: None 

DENOMINATOR EXCEPTIONS:

Population 1: Documentation of medical reason(s) for not screening for tobacco use (eg, limited life expectancy, other medical reason)   

Population 2: Documentation of medical reason(s) for not providing tobacco cessation intervention (eg, limited life expectancy, other medical reason)

Population 3: Documentation of medical reason(s) for not screening for tobacco use OR for not providing tobacco cessation intervention for patients identified as tobacco users (eg, limited life expectancy, other medical reason) 


NUMERATOR: 

Population 1: Patients who were screened for tobacco use at least once within 24 months

Population 2: Patients who received tobacco cessation intervention

Population 3: 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 

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS: Not Applicable