CMS Measure ID: #279
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 with sleep apnea seen 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.
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:
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-based submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those registries that utilize claims data.
Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea who were prescribed positive airway pressure therapy who had documentation that adherence to positive airway pressure therapy was objectively measured
2023 Benchmarks (from 2021 CMS data)
Topped out: Yes
Capped at 7: Yes
Decile 0: 0 – 2.93
Decile 1: 2.94 – 73.12
Minimum: 73.13 – 92.1
Decile 3: 92.11 – 98.78
Decile 4: 98.79 – 99.99
Decile 10: 100 – 100
All patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of sleep apnea
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
Patients aged ≥ 18 years on date of encounter
Diagnosis for sleep apnea (ICD-10-CM): G47.30, G47.33
Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99211, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99304, 99305, 99306, 99307, 99308, 99309, 99310, 99341, 99342, 99344, 99345, 99347, 99348, 99349, 99350
Positive airway pressure therapy was prescribed: G8852
Patient visits with documentation that adherence to positive airway pressure therapy was objectively measured
Objectively Measured – is defined as positive airway pressure machine-generated measurement of hours of use.
Objective measurement of adherence to positive airway pressure therapy, documented (G8851)
Documentation of reason(s) for not objectively measuring adherence to positive airway pressure therapy (e.g., patient didn’t bring data from continuous positive airway pressure [CPAP], therapy not yet initiated, not available on machine) (G8854)
Performance Not Met:
Objective measurement of adherence to positive airway pressure therapy not performed, reason not given (G8855)