Updated December 2021. No changes for 2022. Changes for 2021 are indicated in red.
Care Setting: Ambulatory Care: Clinician Office/Clinic
- IRIS Registry QCDR for EHR: groups and individuals
- IRIS Registry QCDR manual data entry: groups and individuals
Measure Type: Outcome
Meaningful Measure Area: Management of Chronic Conditions
NQS Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Description: Percentage of acute anterior uveitis patients with a post-treatment best corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better OR patients whose visual acuity had returned to their baseline value prior to onset of uveitis.
Risk Adjusted: No
Performance Rate: 1
High Priority Measure: Yes
Inverse Measure: No
To Which Patients Does the Measure Apply?
Denominator: Patients aged 18 years or older who underwent treatment for acute anterior uveitis.
There are two criteria for inclusion of a patient into the denominator.
- Patient characteristics: Description located in “Denominator” (see above).
- Diagnosis codes (ICD-10-CM): Codes located in “Diagnosis Codes.”
Diagnosis of acute uveitis
- Primary iridocyclitis (ICD-10: H20.011, H20.012, H20.013)
- Recurrent acute iridocyclitis (ICD-10: H20.021, H20.022, H20.023)
- Unspecified acute and subacute iridocyclitis (ICD-10: H20.00)
How to Report the Measure
Patients with a best corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better within 90 days of treatment initiation
Patients whose visual acuity had returned to their baseline value prior to onset of acute uveitis within 90 days of treatment initiation
How CMS Scores Your Performance
See the QPP resource library for benchmarks.
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