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AAO20: Tympanostomy Tubes: Comprehensive Audiometric Evaluation

AAO20: Tympanostomy Tubes: Comprehensive Audiometric Evaluation

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High Priority Status: No / N/A

NQF Number: N/A

Measure Description:

Percentage of patients aged 6 months through 12 years with a diagnosis of otitis media with effusion (OME) who received tympanostomy tube insertion and received a comprehensive audiometric evaluation within 6 months prior to tympanostomy tube insertion.

Instructions:

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients diagnosed with OME who undergo tympanostomy tube insertion during the measurement period. This measure may be submitted by clinicians based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

Denominator:

All patients aged 6 months through 12 years with a diagnosis of OME who received tympanostomy tube insertion.

Denominator Note:

To meet the denominator criteria, a patient must have been diagnosed with OME AND have undergone tympanostomy tube insertion within the performance period.

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator:

Patients who received a comprehensive audiometric evaluation within 6 months prior to tympanostomy tube insertion.

Numerator Note:

To meet the intent of the measure, documentation is required that a comprehensive audiometric evaluation was performed within 6 months before tympanostomy tube insertion. Comprehensive audiometric evaluation is typically performed by an audiologist, but the specific methods will vary with the age of the child.

 

Denominator Exceptions:

Patient or caregiver(s) refusal of hearing test.

 

Measure Classifications:

Submission Pathway: Traditional MIPS

Measure Type: Process

National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Effective Clinical Care

Meaningful Measures Area: Appropriate Use of Healthcare

Care Setting(s): Ambulatory Care: Clinician Office/Clinic

Includes Telehealth: No

Number of Performance Rates: 1

Inverse measure: No

Continuous measure: No

Proportional measure: Yes

Ratio measure: No

Risk Adjusted measure: No

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