CMS Measure ID:CMS160v6
Version:6
NQF Number:0712
Measure Description:The percentage of patients age 18 and older with the diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia who have a completed PHQ-9 during each applicable 4 month period in which there was a qualifying visit
Initial Patient Population:Patients age 18 and older with an office visit and the diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia during the four month period
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 have a PHQ-9 tool administered at least once during the four-month period
Numerator Exclusions:Not applicable
Denominator Exceptions:None