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AAO21: Otitis Media with Effusion (OME): Hearing Test for Chronic OME ≥ 3 months

AAO21: Otitis Media with Effusion (OME): Hearing Test for Chronic OME ≥ 3 months

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Percentage of patients age 6 months to 12 years of age at the time of the visit with a diagnosis of otitis media with effusion (OME) including chronic serous, mucoid, or nonsuppurative OME of ≥ 3 months duration who had audiometry performed, ordered, or who were referred for an audiometric evaluation.

Denominator:

All patients age 6 months through 12 years of age with a diagnosis of OME including chronic serous, mucoid, or nonsuppurative OME of ≥ 3 months duration.

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Denominator Exceptions:

Patients who had a hearing test within 6 months of the original diagnosis of OME including chronic serous, mucoid, or nonsuppurative OME.

Numerator:

Patients who had a hearing test performed, ordered, or who were referred for an audiometric evaluation.

Numerator Exclusions:

None

Measure Classifications:

  • Measure Type: Process
  • National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Effective Clinical Care
  • Meaningful Measures Area: Preventive Care
  • Care Setting(s): Ambulatory Care: Clinician Office/Clinic
  • Includes Telehealth: Yes
  • 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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