Denominator: All patients aged 18 years and older who had cataract surgery during but greater than 92 days prior to the end of the performance period as documented within the Surgery History component.
- Patients with significant ocular conditions that impact the visual outcome of surgery.
- Cataract procedures performed during October 1 – December 31.
Numerator: Patients who had best-corrected visual acuity of 20/40 or better (distance or near) achieved within 90 days following cataract surgery.
- “Cataract surgery” is a surgery with SNOMED code from Appendix D logged in Surgery History:
- “Significant ocular conditions that impact the visual outcome or surgery” must start prior to surgical date and be active on day of surgery. They include:
- Acute and Subacute Iridocyclitis, Pathologic Myopia, Retinal Detachment with Retinal Defect, Retinal Vascular Occlusion, Purulent Endophthalmitis, Certain Types of Iridocyclitis, Glaucoma Associated with Congenital Anomalies, Dystrophies, and Systemic Syndromes, Chronic Iridocyclitis, Choroidal Degenerations, Optic Neuritis, Other Background Retinopathy and Retinal Vascular Changes, Other Corneal Deformities, Cloudy Cornea, Other Retinal Disorders, Prior Penetrating Keratoplasty, Other and Unspecified forms of Chorioretinitis and Retinochoroiditis, Amblyopia, Corneal Edema, Nystagmus and other Irregular Eye Movements, Moderate or Severe Impairment, Better Eye, Profound Impairment Lesser Eye, Hereditary Choroidal Dystrophies, Hereditary Retinal Dystrophies, Burn Confined to Eye and Adnexa, Scleritis and Episcleritis, Other Disorders of Sclera, Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis, Degenerative Disorders of Globe, Degeneration of Macula and Posterior Pole, Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis, Diabetic Macular Edema, Uveitis, Profound Impairment, Both Eyes, Other Proliferative Retinopathy, Cataract Secondary to Ocular Disorders, Disorders of Visual Cortex, Choroidal Detachment, Disorders of Optic Chiasm, Injury to Optic Nerve and Pathways, Choroidal Hemorrhage and Rupture, Other Disorders of Optic Nerve, Glaucoma, Chorioretinal Scars, Hereditary Corneal Dystrophies, Central Corneal Ulcer, Corneal Opacity and other Disorders of Cornea, Optic Atrophy, Open Wound of Eyeball, Other Endophthalmitis, Separation of Retinal Layers, Diabetic Retinopathy, Visual Field Defects
- "Visual acuity of 20/40 or better” is an encounter where the VA of OU, OD, or OS is 20/40 or better in any of the following tests:
- Final Refraction with Prism
- Refraction - Distance
- Refraction - Nearpoint
- Technical Refraction
- Aided Visual Acuity
- Uncorrected Visual Acuity
- Per CMS guidance: “This measure is to be reported by the clinician performing the cataract surgery procedure. Clinicians who provide only preoperative or postoperative management of cataract patients are not eligible for this measure.”
- To account for this, RevolutionEHR will only score the measure for the provider appearing in the patient’s Demographics if he/she is also the provider listed as the surgeon in the Surgery History component. This will prevent the measure from being scored for ODs.