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Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control (9.0%)

Updated: 10/09/2020
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Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c >9.0% during the measurement period.

Denominator: All patients aged 18-75 years of age with diabetes with a visit during the measurement period.
  • Patient’s age is calculated based on the patient’s Date of Birth, which is entered when you created the patient’s account.
  • The diagnosis of "Diabetes" is entered in the patient’s Problem List.
Denominator Exclusions:
  • Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.
Numerator: Patients whose most recent HbA1c level (performed during the measurement period) is >9.0%.
  • An order for a Hemoglobin A1c needs to be created under Labs/Studies and provided to the patient via paper or submitted via eLabs.
  • The clinician will have to sign the results when received. If results are not received via eLabs, the results will have to be manually added on the order created in Labs/Studies.
  • Hemoglobin results > 9.0%, these patients will be included in the numerator.
Office Visit Documentation:

Once all steps have been completed, the measure will be added to the Quality Report.

Inverse Measure: A lower calculated performance rate for this measure indicates better clinical care or control.
Guidance: Only patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes will be included.  Patients with a diagnosis of secondary diabetes due to another condition will not be included.
Quality ID: 001
CMS Measure ID: CMS122
Measure type: Outcome
High Priority Measure: Yes
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