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 ID NQF # Measure Type High Priority Measure? NQS Domain Data Submission Method(s)
006 0067 Process Yes Effective Clinical Care Registry

Measure Description

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) seen within a 12 month period who were prescribed aspirin or clopidogrel


This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for all patients with CAD seen during the performance period. This measure may be submitted by eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure for the primary management of patients with CAD based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

NOTE: No additional notes related

Measure Submission

The listed denominator criteria is used to identify the intended patient population. The numerator options included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions allowed by the measure. The quality-data codes listed do not need to be submitted for registry-based submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those registries that utilize claims data.


Patients who were prescribed aspirin or clopidogrel



Prescribed – May include prescription given to the patient for aspirin or clopidogrel at one or more visits in the measurement period OR patient already taking aspirin or clopidogrel as documented in current medication list.

Numerator Quality-Data Coding Options

Performance Met:

Aspirin or clopidogrel prescribed (4086F)

Denominator Exception:

Documentation of medical reason(s) for not prescribing aspirin or clopidogrel (e.g., allergy, intolerance, receiving other thienopyridine therapy, receiving warfarin therapy, bleeding coagulation disorders, other medical reasons) (4086F with 1P)


Denominator Exception:

Documentation of patient reason(s) for not prescribing aspirin or clopidogrel (e.g., patient declined, other patient reasons) (4086F with 2P)


Denominator Exception:

Documentation of system reason(s) for not prescribing aspirin or clopidogrel (e.g., lack of drug availability, other reasons attributable to the health care system) (4086F with 3P)

Performance Not Met:

Aspirin or clopidogrel was not prescribed, reason not otherwise specified (4086F with 8P)


All patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period

DENOMINATOR NOTE *Signifies that this CPT Category I code is a non-covered service under the Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). These non-covered services should be counted in the denominator population for registry-based measures.

Option 1 – Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 18 years on date of encounter


Diagnosis for coronary artery disease (ICD-10-CM): I20.0, I20.1, I20.8, I20.9, I21.01, I21.02, I21.09,
I21.11, I21.19, I21.21, I21.29, I21.3, I21.4, I22.0, I22.1, I22.2, I22.8, I22.9, I24.0, I24.1, I24.8, I24.9, I25.10,
I25.110, I25.111, I25.118, I25.119, I25.2, I25.5, I25.6, I25.700, I25.701, I25.708, I25.709, I25.710, I25.711,
I25.718, I25.719, I25.720, I25.721, I25.728, I25.729, I25.730, I25.731, I25.738, I25.739, I25.750,I25.751,
I25.758, I25.759, I25.760, I25.761, I25.768, I25.769, I25.790, I25.791, I25.798, I25.799, I25.810, I25.811,
I25.812, I25.82, I25.83, I25.89, I25.9, Z95.1, Z95.5, Z98.61


Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205,99212,
99213, 99214, 99215, 99241*, 99242*, 99243*, 99244*, 99245*, 99304, 99305, 99306, 99307, 99308, 99309,
99310, 99324, 99325, 99326, 99327, 99328, 99334, 99335, 99336, 99337, 99341, 99342, 99343, 99344,
99345, 99347, 99348, 99349, 99350


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