Clinical Quality Measure
CMS127v2 (NQF 0043) - Additional Measure

Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults

Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine.

NQS DOMAIN:   Clinical Process/Effectiveness

Description and Implementation within the EMR software

Denominator: All patients who were 65 years or older during the meaningful-use reporting period and had at least 1 encounter during the period.

Numerator: Patients in the above mentioned list who received a dose of pneumococcal vaccine during the reporting period. UniCharts looks at the HEALTH MAINTENANCE section on the HISTORY form to determine whether the vaccine was administered and on what date. The system identifies any particular vaccine by its CVX code that the user provides in the customization area when defining that particular vaccine item in the HEALTH MAINTENANCE section. For this measure, you must define the vaccine using the CVX code 33.

Exceptions: None

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