Updated December 2022. No changes for 2023.
The measure is approved for traditional MIPS submission pathway only.
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
NQS Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Meaningful Measure Area: Management of Chronic Conditions
Description: Percentage of newly diagnosed amblyopic patients with one or more of the following:
- A corrected interocular (or if not reported, the uncorrected) visual acuity difference < 0.23 logMAR 3-12 months after first diagnosis of amblyopia
- An improvement in the corrected visual acuity of the amblyopic eye of 3 or more Snellen lines (> or = 0.30 logMAR) 3-12 months after first diagnosis of amblyopia
- A final visual acuity in the amblyopic eye equal to 20/30 or better (less than or equal to 0.18 logMAR) 3-12 months after first diagnosis of amblyopia
Risk Adjusted: No
Performance Rate: 1
High Priority Measure: Yes
Inverse Measure: No
To Which Patients Does the Measure Apply?
Denominator: All patients aged between 3 to 7 years at diagnosis of amblyopia with recognized visual acuity difference of greater than 0.29 logMAR between right and left eye (IOD criterion is to exclude bilateral ametropic amblyopia).
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.”
The quality measure also has exclusions for the denominator.
- Amblyopia (ICD-10: H53.001, H53.002, H53.003, H53.021, H53.022, H53.023, H53.031, H53.032, H53.033)
How to Report the Measure
Numerator: Patients with interocular visual acuity difference of < 0.23 logMAR* or an improvement of three or more Snellen lines (> or = 0.30 logMAR)** in the amblyopic eye or a final visual acuity in the amblyopic eye of 20/30 or better (< or = 0.18 logMAR)*** recorded between 3 and 12 months after first use of amblyopia diagnosis code
*Difference in visual acuity values between right and left eye (inter-eye)
**Difference between baseline and visual acuity at 3-12 months in the amblyopic eye (intra-eye)
***Absolute visual acuity, not a difference
Denominator Exclusions: Patients with diagnosis of deprivation amblyopia (ICD 10: H53.01), cataract (ICD –10: H26.01-.06), aphakia (ICD-10: H27.00, H27.01, H27.02, H27.03), or pseudophakia (ICD-10: Z96.1)
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