CMS Measure ID:

CMS160v7

Version:

7.3.000

NQF Number:

0712

Measure Description:

The percentage of adolescent patients 12 to 17 years of age and adult patients age 18 and older with the diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia who have a completed PHQ-9 during each applicable 4 month period in which there was a qualifying depression encounter

Initial Patient Population:

Adolescent patients 12 to 17 years of age and adult patients 18 years of age and older with an office visit and the diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia during the four month period

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 have a PHQ-9 or PHQ-9M tool administered at least once during the four-month period

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None