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AAO33: Age-related Hearing Loss: Shared Decision Making

AAO33: Age-related Hearing Loss: Shared Decision Making

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High Priority: Yes; Patient Experience
Patients age 60 years and older with a diagnosis of bilateral presbycusis or symmetric sensorineural hearing loss or their caregiver(s) who report shared decision making with a healthcare provider regarding treatment options for their hearing loss using a standardized tool and a subsequent plan of care.

Denominator:

1. Patients age 60 years and older with a diagnosis of bilateral presbycusis or symmetric sensorineural hearing loss.
2. Patients who report participation in shared decision making.

Denominator Exclusions:
None

Denominator Exceptions:
No response from patient after 2 electronic communications and 3 weeks after last communication; patient refusal.

Numerator:

1. Patients (or their caregivers) who report participation in shared decision making regarding treatment options for their hearing loss using a standardized tool.
2. Patients (or their caregivers) who report a treatment plan or documentation of a treatment plan in the medical record.

Measure Classifications:

  • Measure Type: Patient Engagement/Experience
  • National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Person and Caregiver Centered Experience and
  • Outcomes
  • Meaningful Measure Area: Patient’s Experience of Care
  • Calculation: 1st Performance Rate
    • Inverse Measure: No
    • Continuous Measure: No
    • Proportional Measure: Yes
    • Ratio Measure: No
    • Risk Adjusted: No
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