Dementia: Cognitive Assessment

eCQM / NQF #: CMS149v7 / 2872
Measure: Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia for whom an assessment of cognition is performed and the results reviewed at least once within a 12 month period.
Numerator: Patients for whom an assessment of cognition is performed and the results reviewed at least once within a 12 month period.
Denominator: All patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia
Denominator Exception: Documentation of patient reason(s) for not assessing cognition
Domain: Effective Clinical Care

 

In ChartMaker Clinical:

In order to qualify for this measure, the provider must have seen the patient at least twice during the reporting period and have the appropriate information documented in the chart:

Required Data Elements for the Denominator: 

Required Data Elements for the Numerator: 

DENOMINATOR EXCEPTIONS:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

• Cognition can be assessed by the clinician during the patient's clinical history

•  The only data used to determine the denominator is data from the ChartMaker Clinical Module. If a patient encounter was not entered into the ChartMaker Clinical Module, that encounter is not included in the denominator for the statistical calculations on the Meaningful Use Dashboard. Please add these additional patients to the denominator and recalculate the percentage for Attestation purposes.