|High Priority Measure?
The percentage of patients with documentation of angiographic endpoints of embolization AND the documentation of embolization strategies in the presence of unilateral or bilateral absent uterine arteries
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This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure for uterine artery embolization is performed 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 undergoing uterine artery embolization for leiomyomas and/or adenomyosis
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
All patients, regardless of age
Diagnosis for leiomyomas or adenomyosis (ICD-10-CM): D25.0, D25.1, D25.2, D25.9, N80.0
Patient procedure during the performance period (CPT): 37243
Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02
Number of patients undergoing uterine artery embolization for symptomatic leiomyomas and/or adenomyosis in whom embolization endpoints are documented separately for each embolized vessel AND ovarian artery angiography or embolization performed in the presence of variant uterine artery anatomy.
Embolization Endpoints –
- Complete stasis (static contrast column for at least 5 heartbeats)
- Near-stasis (not static, but contrast visible for at least 5 heartbeats)
- Slowed flow (contrast visible for fewer than 5 heartbeats)
- Normal velocity flow with pruning of distal vasculature
- Other [specify]
- Not documented
Variant uterine artery anatomy – Treatment strategy
- Not applicable – Normal uterine artery anatomy
- Ovarian artery angiography
- Ovarian artery embolization
- Abdominal aortic angiography
- No additional angiography or embolization performed
Embolization endpoints are documented separately for each embolized vessel AND ovarian artery angiography or embolization performed in the presence of variant uterine artery anatomy (G9962)
Performance Not Met:
Embolization endpoints are not documented separately for each embolized vessel OR ovarian artery angiography or embolization not performed in the presence of variant uterine artery anatomy (G9963)