Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
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.
Development and testing:
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.
National Quality Forum, available at: http://www.qualityforum.org/MeasureDetails.aspx?actid=0&SubmissionId=524#p=-1&s=n&so=a. Accessed January 23, 2013.
Additional information can be found on CMS Web site, available at: http://www.cms.gov/PQRS/15_MeasuresCodes.asp#TopOfPage. Accessed January 23, 2013.