CMS Measure ID:CMS159v6
NQF Number:0710
Measure Description:The percentage of patients 18 years of age or older with major depression or dysthymia who reached remission 12 months (+/- 30 days) after an index visit.
Initial Patient Population:Patients age 18 and older with a diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia and an initial PHQ-9 score greater than nine during the index visit
Denominator Statement:Equals Initial Population
Denominator Exclusions:1: Patients who died
2: Patients who received hospice or palliative care services
3: Patients who were permanent nursing home residents
4: Patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder
5: Patients with a diagnosis of personality disorder
Numerator Statement:Patients who achieved remission at twelve months as demonstrated by a twelve month (+/- 30 days) PHQ-9 score of less than five
Numerator Exclusions:Not Applicable
Denominator Exceptions:None