Clinical Quality Measures Report - Cataracts: 20/40 or Better Visual Acuity within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of uncomplicated cataract who had cataract surgery and no significant ocular conditions impacting the visual outcome of surgery and had best- corrected visual acuity of 20/40 or better (distance or near) achieved within 90 days following the cataract surgery.

A patient will be in the denominator when they have all of the following- 

  • An age 18 years or older
  • A Cataract Surgery during the reporting period (excluding the last 92 days)

A patient will be in the numerator when they have all of the following- 

  • A "Best Corrected Visual Acuity" snomed code (419775003) added to their EMR or EHR form in the snomed code section. This code will need a Start Date and End Date within 90 days after their Cataract Surgery and a "Visual Acuity 20/40 or Better" snomed code added in the CQM Value box

A patient will be in the exclusion when they have any of the following- 

  • The following diagnoses active before the Cataract Surgery is performed: 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, or Visual Field Defects
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