A clinician’s quality performance score is impacted by many factors including performance met, meaning the quality action was completed as indicated in the measure specification for each measure. Many measures also have exclusions and or exceptions factored into the performance algorithm.
A Denominator Exception removes a patient from the performance denominator only if the numerator criteria are not met as indicated by the exception. When a patient meets the criteria to be counted in the dominator, but the patient also meets the criteria allowed in the measure and can be excepted, the provider may manually except the patient right from the Quality Measure Dashboard.
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Patients should only be excepted when they truly meet the criteria to be excepted. Exception reasons falls into three categories: System Reasons, Patient Reasons, and Medical Reasons.
Rerun the report to reflect the added exception on the Quality Report.