Measure Name:
Screening for albuminuria in patients at risk for CKD (DM and/or HTN)
QCDR Measure ID:
PPRNET32
QCDR Measure Type
Existing Approved QCDR Measure With No Changes
NQF ID Number (if applicable)
N/A
High Priority Type
N/A
Measure Type
Process
NQS Domain
Effective Clinical Care
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:
Test for albuminuria or urine protein in adults with Diabetes Mellitus or Hypertension and without CKD
What one meaningful measure area applies to this measure?
Management of Chronic Conditions
Rational:
Screening individuals with Diabetes Mellitus and/or Hypertnesion (high risk for CKD) for early detection of lower GFR and greater levels of albuminuria, thus, to prevent cardiovascular events, and the rate of ESRD morbidity and mortality.
Denominator:
Adults with active diagnoses of Diabetes Mellitus or Hypertension
Denominator Exclusions:
Patients meeting the criteria for CKD
Numerator:
Test for albuminuria or urine protein (spot albumin to creatinine, albumin specific dipstick, urine protein/creat ratio, 24 hr urine albumin, “microalbumin”) in past 12 months
Numerator Exclusions:
None
Denominator Exceptions:
None