Clinical Quality Measure
CMS002v3 (NQF 0418) - Adult Recommended Core Measure

Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up Plan

Percentage of patients aged 12 years and older screened for clinical depression on the date of the encounter using an age appropriate standardized depression screening tool AND if positive, a follow-up plan is documented on the date of the positive screen.



NQS DOMAIN:   Population/Public Health




Description and Implementation within the EMR software

Denominator: All patients 12 years or older with at least 1 encounter during the meaningful-use reporting period.

Numerator: Patients in the above mentioned list screened for clinical depression on the date of the encounter using an age appropriate standardized tool AND if positive, a follow-up plan is documented on the date of the positive screen. UniCharts looks for the custom code QM418A: [Quality Measure] Patient screened for clinical depression and not found to be positive (G8510) OR QM418B: [Quality Measure] Patient screened for clinical depression and found positive, follow-up plan documented (G8431) within the PROCEDURES/SERVICES section on the ENCOUNTER form as the required documentation. If this patient is not eligible for screening because of an already active diagnosis of Depression or Bipolar Disorder, you should select QM418X: [Exclusion] Patient screened for a pre-existing active diagnosis of Depression or Bipolar Disorder instead.

Exceptions: UniCharts looks for the custom code QM418E: [Exception] Action specified in CMS002v3 not performed due to medical, patient, or system reasons within the PROCEDURES/SERVICES section on the ENCOUNTER form as the required documentation.

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