A8. Universal Documentation and Verification of Current Medications in the Medical Record

Developer

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Purpose

The measure can be used to calculate the percentage of patients aged 18 and older with written provider documentation that current medications with dosages (includes prescription, over-the-counter, herbals, vitamin/mineral/dietary [nutritional] supplements) were verified with the patient or authorized representative documented by the provider.

Date
2008
Relevant Submeasures

Not applicable

Format/Data Source

Patient assessment

Development and Testing

Not specified

Past or Validated Applications
  • Setting: The general health care setting for which the measure has been developed.
  • Population: Patients 18 and older.
  • Level of evaluation: The focus of evaluation. Examples include health system, hospital, department clinical practice, or individual or groups of health care professionals.
Notes

Learn more about the Physician Quality Reporting System of CMS.