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When performing keyword searches, a measure of the strength of the association between the result and the keywords. Higher numbers indicate that the result is more relevant to the keyword search.
The care settings to which this measure applies.
CMIT Ref No
The unique reference number assigned to the measure by CMIT.
A disease, illness or injury including physiologic, mental or psychological disorder (e.g., Cardiovascular Disease, Malignant Neoplasm).
Contact information for the measure steward.
Core Measure Set
The set the measure belongs to, if applicable.
Type of data used within a measure specification (e.g., claims, Electronic Health Record (EHR), paper medical records, registry).
The denominator is a statement that describes the population evaluated by the performance measure and is the lower part of a fraction used to calculate a rate, proportion, or ratio. It can be the same as the initial population or a subset of the initial population to further constrain the population for the purpose of the measure. CV measures do not have a denominator, but instead define a measure population.
Denominator exclusions are patients who should be removed from the measure population and denominator before determining whether numerator criteria are met. Proportion and ratio measures use denominator exclusions to help narrow the denominator. For example, patients with bilateral lower extremity amputations would be listed as a denominator exclusion for a measure requiring foot exams.
Summary of measure specifications, such as medical conditions to be measured, particular outcomes or results that could or should result from the care specified in the measure for the patient populations.
Stage of measure development (e.g., Concept, Fully-Developed, Tested).
eCQM Spec Available
Indicates if the data elements for the measure will be readily captured and reported by EHR systems.
A description of the performance gap that the measure is targeting.
The identifier for the specified measure within the measure group (if any).
The healthcare priority which supports three overarching aims: Better Care, Healthy People/Healthy Communities, and Affordable Care.
Indicates whether the program or model is using the measure to determine payment.
Last NQF Update
The date of the last update to the measure’s National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement.
Last Updated in CMIT
The last recorded date and time the measure was updated in CMIT.
Links providing more information about the measure regardless of program such as the measure specification manual or eCQM information on the eCQI Resource Center.
Links (Measure Program)
Links providing more information about the usage of a measure within a program.
Links (Measure Program Milestone)
Links providing more information regarding the milestone of a measure within a program, such as the Federal Rule initiating the milestone change.
The core issue that a measure addresses that is most vital to providing high-quality care and improving patient outcomes.
Refers to the organization, contractor, or partnering agencies responsible for conceptualizing, developing and testing a measure in preparation for consideration within a CMS program.
Specifies the measure group.
Identifies the logical sets of measures to which this measure belongs (e.g., Diabetic Retinopathy Measures Group). Groups may be established by a variety of organizations including CMS programs and professional societies.
Measure Group Label
Measure group concatenated with the measure group identifier, if any (e.g., IMM-2)
Name of the measure as listed within the Federal Register or measure specification documents.
Refers to the domain of quality that a measure assesses.
For measures that are part of programs that go through the Federal Rulemaking process and have Proposed and Final Rules published, these milestones represent what decisions have been made regarding those measures based on the rule publications.
National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsement Status
Status provided by the National Quality Forum: http://www.qualityforum.org/Field_Guide/
National Quality Forum (NQF) ID
The four- or five-digit identification number assigned by the National Quality Forum.
The numerator is the upper portion of a fraction used to calculate a rate, proportion, or ratio. Also called the measure focus, it is the target process, condition, event, or outcome. Numerator criteria are the processes or outcomes expected for each patient, procedure, or other unit of measurement defined in the denominator. A numerator statement describes the clinical action that satisfies the conditions of the performance measure.
Other Data (Measure Program Milestone)
Additional data about the milestone change.
The CMS Program which uses this measure as designated by legislation, rule or policy.
Publicly Shared (Measure)
IIndicates whether the entire measure is/will be shared on the public CMIT website
Publicly Shared (Measure-Program)
Indicates whether the measure program association is/will be shared on the public CMIT website
The purposes of the specified measure within the specified program.
Program / Model Notes
Notes regarding the use of this measure in the program or model
The program specific quality domain text as derived from the CMS quality domains specified in the CMS quality strategy.
An explanation for the value of this measure; usually includes statements pertaining to importance criterion: impact, gap in care, and evidence.
How often providers submit data for reporting.
The level of reporting the measure applies to
Refers to the status of the measure in terms of data collection for mandatory or voluntary reporting.
The revision number of the measure.
A measures of how similar two measures are based on terminology in selected fields.
Refers to the primary (and secondary, if applicable) party responsible for updating and maintaining a measure.
A specific disease, illness or injury including physiologic, mental or psychological disorder (e.g., heart failure, breast cancer). Also includes disease, illness or injury impacting a condition population (e.g., hepatitis A within patients who have hepatitis C).
Target Population Age
Specific age range the measure targets (e.g., 65-85)
Target Population Age (High)
The high-end of the target age range, in years.
Target Population Age (Low)
The low-end of the target age range, in years.
The list of other measures for which this document is relevant.
The type of document: abstract or full text
Links to the citation source
The publication date of the document
The reference number of the document
The degree to which the cited document matches the concepts which appear in the measure specification
Relevant Measure Concepts
A list of specific concepts from the document which are relevant to the measure; categorized by type – measure focus, opportunity for improvement, and target population
Indicates whether the document was cited in the measure information form or has otherwise been manually verified to be relevant to the measure.
The source of the document
Source Document Title
The title of the document.
User Relevance Ratings
Ratings of the relevance of the document to the measure supplied by users; categorized by type – measure focus, opportunity for improvement, and target population
Last Updated By
The name of the user who most recently updated the measure