|Measure Type||High Priority Measure?||Collection Type(s)|
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who gave birth during a 12-month period, delivered a live singleton at < 39 weeks of gestation, and had elective deliveries (without medical indication) by cesarean birth or induction of labor.
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This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure is performed for patients undergoing delivery by C-section, or induction of labor, at less than 39 weeks gestation during 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 the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.
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.
All patients, regardless of age, who gave birth during a 12-month period delivering a live singleton at < 39 weeks of gestation completed
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
All patients, regardless of age
Single live birth during the performance period (ICD-10-CM): Z37.0
Patient procedure during performance period (CPT): 59400, 59409, 59410, 59510, 59514, 59515, 59610, 59612, 59614, 59618, 59620, 59622
Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02
Delivery at < 39 weeks gestation
Patients who had elective deliveries (without medical indication) by cesarean birth or induction of labor
INVERSE MEASURE – A lower calculated performance rate for this measure indicates better clinical care or control. The “Performance Not Met” numerator option for this measure is the representation of the better clinical quality or control. Submitting that numerator option will produce a performance rate that trends closer to 0%, as quality increases. For inverse measures, a rate of 100% means all of the denominator eligible patients did not receive the appropriate care.
Elective delivery (without medical indication) by cesarean birth or induction of labor performed (<39 weeks of gestation) (G9356)
Medical indication for delivery by cesarean birth or induction of labor (<39 weeks of gestation) [Documentation of reason(s) for elective delivery (e.g., hemorrhage and placental complications, hypertension, preeclampsia and eclampsia, rupture of membranes (premature or prolonged), maternal conditions complicating pregnancy/delivery, fetal conditions complicating pregnancy/delivery, late pregnancy, prior uterine surgery, or participation in clinical trial)] (G9361)
Performance Not Met:
Elective delivery (without medical indication) by cesarean birth or induction of labor not performed (<39 weeks of gestation) (G9355)