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Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-up Plan

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter or during the previous six months AND with a BMI outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous six months of the current encounter

 

Denominator: All patients aged 18 years and older.

  • Patient’s age is calculated based on the patient’s Date of Birth, which is entered when you created the patient’s account.

 

Denominator Exceptions

  • If Palliative Care or Pregnancy is documented in the Problem List, with a Start Date, these patients will be excluded from the denominator

 

Numerator: Patients with a documented BMI during the encounter or during the previous six months, AND when the BMI is outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the previous six months of the current encounter.

  • Height and Weight are entered in Vitals.  BMI is calculated based on these two fields.
  • Abnormal BMI Follow-up is documented on the Care Checklist

 

Numerator Exclusions:

  • If there was a Medical, Patient or System Reason for not measuring vitals, please indicate on the Exclusion Section.  See How to document an exclusion.
  • If Patient Refused BMI Measurement is documented in Vitals, these patients will be excluded from the denominator

 

Office Visit Documentation:

  • Create a Note detailing the patient’s office visits.  See Create a Note.
  • Make sure to include an E&M code under “Procedure Codes” on the Superbill.  See Create a Superbill.
  • Sign the Note.  See Sign Notes.  Once the note is signed, the measure will be added to the Quality Report