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Clinical Quality Measures Report - Depression Remission at Twelve Months

Overview
Adult patients age 18 and older with major depression or dysthymia and an initial PHQ-9 score > 9 who demonstrate remission at twelve months defined as PHQ-9 score less than 5. This measure applies to both patients with newly diagnosed and existing depression whose current PHQ-9 score indicates a need for treatment.

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

  • An age of 18 years or older
  • A visit anywhere from 13 months to 1 month prior to the Start Date of your reporting period
  • A Major Depression Including Remission or Dysthymia diagnosis with an Onset Date matching the Procedure Date of their office visit
  • A PHQ-9 score LNC code entered or imported to a Laboratory order with an Received Date matching the Procedure Date of their office visit and a Value over 9

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

  • A PHQ-9 score LNC code entered or imported to a Laboratory order with an Ordered Date within 11 to 13 months after the Procedure Date of their office visit and a Value under 4

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

  • A Bipolar Disorder or Personality Disorder diagnosis with an Onset Date prior to their visit
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