CMS Measure ID:CMS69v6
Version:6
NQF Number:0421
Measure 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
Initial Patient Population:All patients 18 and older on the date of the encounter with at least one eligible encounter during the measurement period
Denominator Statement: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
Numerator Statement: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
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