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AAO36: Tympanostomy Tubes: Resolution of Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) in Adults and Children+

AAO36: Tympanostomy Tubes: Resolution of Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) in Adults and Children+

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High Priority Status: Yes / Outcome

NQF Number: N/A

Measure Description:

Percentage of patients aged 6 months and older with a diagnosis of otitis media with effusion (OME) who are seen 2 to 8 weeks after tympanostomy tube surgery and OME is resolved.

Instructions:

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients diagnosed with benign positional paroxysmal vertigo. This measure may be submitted by clinicians based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

Denominator:

Patients aged 6 months and older with a diagnosis of OME who are seen 2 to 8 weeks after tympanostomy tube surgery.

Denominator Note:

To meet the denominator criteria, a patient must undergo tympanostomy tube placement due to OME and be seen in the office within 2-8 weeks of surgery.

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator:

Patients with resolution of OME.

Numerator Note:

To meet this measure, clinicians should document in the medical record resolution of OME.

Denominator Exceptions:

Patient refusal for follow-up examination.

Measure Classifications:

Submission Pathway: Traditional MIPS

Measure Type: Outcome

National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Effective Clinical Care

Meaningful Measures Area: Patient-Focused Episode of 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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