This measure is for use in the 2019 scorecard. It has been replaced for 2020 with the Persistent Asthma - Asthma Controller Medication measure.
|Denominator||Persistent Asthma patients that meet one of the following during both the measurement year and the year prior:|
NOTE: This is the HEDIS 2019 definition of persistent asthma and the exclusion for all the Asthma measures.
|Numerator||Received cessation counseling or cessation medication 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)|