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CMS 131 - Diabetes: Eye Exam

Updated: 11/11/2020
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CMS 131 / Quality ID #117

Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes and an active diagnosis of retinopathy overlapping the measurement period who had a retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye care professional during the measurement period or diabetics with no diagnosis of retinopathy overlapping the measurement period who had a retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye care professional during the measurement period or in the 12 months prior to 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 was entered when you created the patient’s account.
  • Create a note detailing the patient’s office visit.
  • The diagnosis of "Diabetes" and/or "Diabetic Retinopathy" is entered in the patient’s Problem List.
  • Add a Start Date to the problem.
Denominator Exclusions: If patient was in Hospice during the measurement period:

Exclude patients 66 and older who are living long term in an institution for more than 90 days during the measurement period.

Exclude patients 66 and older with advanced illness and frailty because it is unlikely that patients will benefit from the services being measured:

  • Patient’s age is calculated based on the patient’s Date of Birth.
  • "Advanced Illness" and "Frailty" is documented under Problems with a Start Date.
Numerator: Patients with an eye screening for diabetic retinal disease. This includes diabetics who had one of the following: Diabetic with a diagnosis of retinopathy that overlaps the measurement period and a retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye care professional in the measurement period. And, diabetic with no diagnosis of retinopathy overlapping the measurement period and a retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye care professional in the measurement period or the year prior to the measurement period.
  • On the date of service, click on Care Checklist from within the note.
  • Select "Completed" for Diabetic Eye Exam (Age 18-75): Eye exam performed. This step must be completed on the date that it was discussed with the patient which should be the date of the note.
Office Visit Documentation:

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

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.  The eye exam must be performed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Measure type: Process
High Priority Measure: No
Telehealth Eligible: Yes
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