Measure Name:
Avoiding Use of CNS Depressants in Patients on Long-Term Opioids
QCDR Measure ID:
PPRNET33
QCDR Measure Type:
Existing Approved QCDR Measure With No Changes
NQF ID Number (if applicable)
N/A
High Priority Type:
Opioid-related Measure
Measure Type:
Process
NQS Domain:
Patient Safety
Inverse Measure?
No
Proportional Measure?
Yes
Continuous Variable Measure?
No
Ratio Measure?
No
Number of performance rates to be calculated and submitted in the XML
1
Risk-Adjusted?
No
If risk-adjusted, indicate which score is risk-adjusted.
N/A
Measure Description:
The percentage of patients on long-term opioid prescriptions without a concurrent prescription for an CNS depressant
What one meaningful measure area applies to this measure?
Medication Management
Rational:
Co-prescribing of opioids with CNS depressants, especially benzodiazepines, is associated with opioid overdose deaths
Denominator:
Adults with a current rx for an opioid lasting for at least 90 days
Denominator Exclusions:
None
Numerator:
Patients with no current prescription for a CNS depressant
Numerator Exclusions:
None
Denominator Exceptions:
None