CMS Measure ID:

CMS128v7

Version:

7.2000

NQF Number:

0105

Measure Description:

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older who were treated with antidepressant medication, had a diagnosis of major depression, and who remained on an antidepressant medication treatment. Two rates are reported.

a. Percentage of patients who remained on an antidepressant medication for at least 84 days (12 weeks).

b. Percentage of patients who remained on an antidepressant medication for at least 180 days (6 months).

Initial Patient Population:

Patients 18 years of age and older with a visit during the measurement period who were dispensed antidepressant medications in the time within 270 days (9 months) prior to the measurement period through the first 90 days (3 months) of the measurement period, and were diagnosed with major depression 60 days prior to, or 60 days after the dispensing event

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:

Patients who were actively on an antidepressant medication in the 105 days prior to the Index Prescription Start Date.

Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.

Numerator Statement:

Numerator 1: Patients who have received antidepressant medication for at least 84 days (12 weeks) of continuous treatment during the 114-day period following the Index Prescription Start Date.

Numerator 2: Patients who have received antidepressant medications for at least 180 days (6 months) of continuous treatment during the 231-day period following the Index Prescription Start Date.

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None