2022 Measure # 111 Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults

Measure Type High Priority Measure? Collection Type(s)
Process no Medicare Part B Claims, eCQM, MIPS CQM

Measure Description

Percentage of patients 66 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine

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This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients seen during the performance period. There is no diagnosis associated with this measure. Performance for this measure is not limited to the performance period. This measure may be submitted by Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

NOTE: Patient encounters for this measure conducted via telehealth (e.g., encounters coded with GQ, GT, 95, or POS 02 modifiers) are allowable.

Measure Submission Type:

Measure data may be submitted by individual MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third party intermediaries. The listed denominator criteria are used to identify the intended patient population. The numerator options included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions as allowed by the measure. The quality-data codes listed do not need to be submitted by MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third party intermediaries that utilize this modality for submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those third party intermediaries that utilize Medicare Part B claims data. For more information regarding Application Programming Interface (API), please refer to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website.


Patients 66 years of age and older with a visit during the measurement period

DENOMINATOR NOTE: This measure assesses whether patients 66 years of age or older have received one or more pneumococcal vaccinations.

DENOMINATOR NOTE: *Signifies that this CPT Category I code is a non-covered service under the Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). These non-covered services should be counted in the denominator population for MIPS CQMs.

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 66 years on date of encounter


Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT or HCPCS): 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99304, 99305, 99306, 99307, 99308, 99309, 99310, 99315, 99316, 99324, 99325, 99326, 99327, 99328, 99334, 99335, 99336, 99337, 99341, 99342, 99343, 99344, 99345, 99347, 99348, 99349, 99350, 99385*, 99386*, 99387*, 99395*, 99396*, 99397*, G0438, G0439



Patient received hospice services any time during the measurement period: G9707


Patients who received a pneumococcal vaccination on or after their 60th birthday and before the end of the measurement period; or had an adverse reaction to the vaccine before the end of the measurement period

NUMERATOR NOTE: The measure provides credit for adults 66 years of age and older who have received the PPSV23 vaccine on or after the patient’s 60th birthday.

Patient reported vaccine receipt, when recorded in the medical record, is acceptable for meeting the numerator.

Numerator Options:

Performance Met:

Pneumococcal vaccine administered on or after patient’s 60th birthday and before the end of the measurement period (G9991)


Performance Met:

Documentation of medical reason(s) for not administering pneumococcal vaccine (e.g., adverse reaction to vaccine) (G9989)


Performance Not Met:

Pneumococcal vaccine was not administered on or after patient’s 60th birthday and before the end of the measurement period, reason not otherwise specified (G9990)


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