CMS Measure ID: #14
Collection Type: CQM
Reporting Frequency: Once per patient per year
High Priority: No
NQS Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Measure Age: > 2 years
This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients seen during the performance period. It is anticipated that eligible clinicians who provide the primary management of patients with agerelated macular degeneration (in either one or both eyes) will submit this measure.
Measure Submission Type:
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 for registry submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those registries that utilize claims data.
Percentage of patients aged 50 years and older with a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who had a dilated macular examination performed which included documentation of the presence or absence of macular thickening or geographic atrophy or hemorrhage AND the level of macular degeneration severity during one or more office visits within the 12 month performance period
2022 Benchmarks (from 2020 CMS data)
Topped out: Yes
Capped at 7: Yes
Minimum: 0 – 87.98
Decile 3: 87.99 – 92.44
Decile 4: 92.45 – 95.81
Decile 5: 95.82 – 97.85
Decile 6: 97.86 – 99.33
Decile 7: 99.34 – 99.99
Decile 10: 100 – 100
All patients aged ≥ 50 years and older with a diagnosis of AMD
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
Patients aged ≥ 50 years on date of encounter
Diagnosis for age-related macular degeneration (ICD-10-CM): H35.3110, H35.3111, H35.3112, H35.3113, H35.3114, H35.3120, H35.3121, H35.3122, H35.3123, H35.3124, H35.3130, H35.3131, H35.3132, H35.3133, H35.3134, H35.3210, H35.3211, H35.3212, H35.3213, H35.3220, H35.3221, H35.3222, H35.3223, H35.3230, H35.3231, H35.3232, H35.3233
Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 92002, 92004, 92012, 92014, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99304, 99305, 99306, 99307, 99308, 99309, 99310, 99341, 99342, 99344, 99345, 99347, 99348, 99349, 99350
Telehealth Modifier (including but not limited to): GQ, GT, 95, POS 02
Place of Service (POS): 12
Patients who had a dilated macular examination performed which included documentation of the presence or absence of macular thickening or geographic atrophy or hemorrhage AND the level of macular degeneration severity during one or more office visits within 12 months
Macular Thickening – Acceptable synonyms for “macular thickening” include: intraretinal thickening, serous detachment of the retina, pigment epithelial detachment or macular edema.
Severity of Macular Degeneration – Early, intermediate and advanced; or active choroidal neovascularization, inactive choroidal neovascularization, or with inactive scar.
Geographic Atrophy – the advanced form of non-neovascular AMD, will have one or more zones of well- demarcated retinal pigment epithelial and/or choriocapillaris atrophy.
NUMERATOR NOTE: Denominator Exception(s) are determined on or any date during the performance period prior to the date of the denominator eligible encounter.
Dilated macular exam performed, including documentation of the presence or absence of macular thickening or geographic atrophy or hemorrhage AND the level ofmacular degeneration severity (G9974)
Documentation of medical reason(s) for not performing a dilated macular examination (G9975)
Documentation of patient reason(s) for not performing a dilated macular examination (G9892)
Performance Not Met:
Dilated macular exam was not performed, reason not otherwise specified (G9893)