CMS Measure ID:

CMS159v7

Version:

7.2.000

NQF Number:

0710

Measure Description:

The percentage of adolescent patients 12 to 17 years of age and adult patients 18 years of age or older with major depression or dysthymia who reached remission 12 months (+/- 60 days) after an index event.

Initial Patient Population:

Adolescent patients 12 to 17 years of age and adult patients 18 years of age and older with a diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia and an initial PHQ-9 or PHQ-9M score greater than nine during the index event

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

6: Patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or psychotic disorder

7: Patients with a diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder

Numerator Statement:

Adolescent patients 12 to 17 years of age and adult patients 18 years of age and older who achieved remission at twelve months as demonstrated by a twelve month (+/- 60 days) PHQ-9 or PHQ-9M score of less than five

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None