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ASPS16: Airway Assessment for Patients Undergoing Rhinoplasty

ASPS16: Airway Assessment for Patients Undergoing Rhinoplasty

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High Priority: Yes; Patient Safety
Percentage of patients aged 15 years and older who had a rhinoplasty procedure for whom the nasal airway was assessed with physical examination via anterior rhinoscopy and/or speculum examination (lighted or not) and status of the septum, turbinates, and valves was documented.

Denominator:
All patients aged 15 years and older who had a rhinoplasty procedure.

Age > 15 years
AND
CPT® for Encounter:
30400, 30410, 30420, 30430, 30435, 30450, 30460, 30462, or 30465

Denominator Exclusions:
None

Denominator Exceptions:
None

Numerator:
Patients who had a rhinoplasty procedure for whom nasal airway obstruction was assessed with physical examination via anterior rhinoscopy and/or speculum examination (lighted or not) and status of the septum, turbinates, and valves was documented.

Measure Classifications:

  • Measure Type: Process
  • National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Patient Safety
  • Meaningful Measure Area: Preventable Healthcare Harm
  • Calculation: 1st Performance Rate
    • Inverse measure: No
    • Continuous measure: No
    • Proportional measure: Yes
    • Ratio measure: No
    • Risk Adjusted measure: No
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