|Denominator||Patients ages 5-64 who were seen during measurement year who were documented tobacco users and identified as having persistent asthma|
Persistent Asthma pts meet one of the following over the measurement year and the year prior.
---1 ED visit with primary dx of asthma within 24 months
---1 acute inpatient encounter with primary dx of asthma within 24 months
---4 outpatient encounters with primary dx of asthma and at least two asthma medication dispensing events within 24 months
---at least 4 medication dispensing events within 24 months (PPRNet 2019)
|Numerator||Received cessation counseling on or after the latest tobacco screening within 24 months. (MSSP 2019)|
|Exclusion/Exception||Documentation of medical reason(s) for not screening for tobacco use OR for not providing tobacco cessation intervention for patients identified as tobacco users (eg, limited life expectancy, other medical reason)|