DESCRIPTION:

Percentage of patients 18 - 75 years of age with diabetes who had hemoglobin A1c > 9.0% during the measurement period

IMPROVEMENT NOTATION:

Lower score indicates better quality

INITIAL POPULATION:

Patients 18 - 75 years of age with diabetes with a visit during the measurement period

DENOMINATOR:

Equals Initial Population

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSIONS:

None

DENOMINATOR EXCEPTIONS:

None

NUMERATOR:

Patients whose most recent HbA1c level (performed during the measurement period) is > 9.0%

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS:

Not Applicable



GUIDANCE:

Patient is numerator compliant if most recent HbA1c level is > 9%, the most recent HbA1c result is missing, or if there are no HbA1c tests performed and results documented during the measurement period. If the HbA1c test result is in the medical record, the test can be used to determine numerator compliance.

Only patients with a diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes should be included in the denominator of this measure; patients with a diagnosis of secondary diabetes due to another condition should not be included.