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 ID NQF # Measure Type High Priority Measure? NQS Domain Data Submission Method(s)
204 0068 Process Yes Effective Clinical Care Claims

Measure Description

Percentage of patients 18 years of age and older who were diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in the 12 months prior to the measurement period, or who had an active diagnosis of ischemic vascular disease (IVD) during the measurement period, and who had documentation of use of aspirin or another antiplatelet during the measurement period


This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients seen during the measurement period who had an active diagnosis of IVD or had an AMI, CABG, or PCI in the 12 months prior to the measurement period. This measure may be submitted by eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

NOTE: No note related

Measure Submission

The listed denominator criteria is used to identify the intended patient population. The numerator quality-data codes included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions allowed by the measure. All measure-specific coding should be submitted on the claim(s) representing the eligible encounter.


Patients who had an active medication of aspirin or another antiplatelet during the measurement year


Numerator Instructions: Oral antiplatelet therapy consists of: aspirin, clopidogrel, combination of aspirin and extended release dipyridamole, prasugrel, ticagrelor, ticlopidine or yosprala. Anticoagulant medications consist of: Apixaban, Argatroban, Bivalirudin, Dabigatran, Dalteparin, Desirudin, Edoxaban, Enoxaparin, Fondaparinux, Heparin, Lepirudin, Rivaroxaban, Tinzaparin, or Warfarin.

Numerator Quality-Data Coding Options

Denominator Exclusion: G9723:
Patient receiving Hospice Services, Patient Not Eligible:

Hospice services for patient received any time during the measurement period


Denominator Exclusion: G9724:
Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet Therapy not Used, Documentation of use of  anticoagulant medication :

Patients who had documentation of use of anticoagulant medications overlapping the measurement year.

Performance Met: G8598:
Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet Therapy Used

Aspirin or another antiplatelet therapy used

Performance Not Met: G8599:
Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet Therapy not Used, Reason not Given

Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet Therapy not Used, Reason not Given

Numerator Note: No data available


Patients aged 18 years of age and older with a visit during the measurement period who had an AMI, CABG, or PCI during the 12 months prior to the measurement year or who had a diagnosis of IVD overlapping the measurement year

DENOMINATOR NOTE: *Signifies that this CPT Category I code is a non-covered service under the PFS (Physician Fee Schedule). These non-covered services will not be counted in the denominator population for claims-based measures.

Eligible cases are determined and must be reported, if either of the following conditions

Option 1 – Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged ≥ 18 years on date of encounter


Diagnosis for Ischemic Vascular Disease (ICD-10-CM): I20.0, I20.8, I20.9, I24.0, I24.8, I24.9, I25.10,
I25.110, I25.111, I25.118, I25.119, 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, I25.84, I25.89, I25.9, I63.013, I63.033, 163.113, I63.133, I63.20, I63.211, I63.212,
I63.213, I63.219, I63.22, I63.231, I63.232, I63.233, I63.239, I63.29, I63.313, I63.323 , I63.333, I63.413,
I63.423, I63.429, I63.431, I63.432, I63.433, I63.439, I63.441, I63.442, I63.449, I63.49, I63.50, I63.511,
I63.512, I63.513, I63.519, I63.521, I63.522, I63.523, I63.529, I63.531, I63.532, I63.533, I63.539, I63.541,
I63.542, I63.543, I63.549, I63.59, I63.6, I63.8, I63.9, I65.01, I65.02, I65.03, I65.09, I65.1, I65.21, I65.22,
I65.23, I65.29, I65.8, I65.9, I66.01, I66.02, I66.03, I66.09, I66.11, I66.12, I66.13, I66.19, I66.21, I66.22,
I66.23, I66.29, I66.3, I66.8, I66.9, I67.2, I70.0, I70.1, I70.201, I70.202, I70.203, I70.208, I70.209, I70.211,
I70.212, I70.213, I70.218, I70.219, I70.221, I70.222, I70.223, I70.228, I70.229, I70.231, I70.232, I70.233,
I70.234, I70.235, I70.238, I70.239, I70.241, I70.242, I70.243, I70.244, I70.245, I70.248, I70.249, I70.25,
I70.261, I70.262, I70.263, I70.268, I70.269, I70.291, I70.292, I70.293, I70.298, I70.299, I70.301, I70.302,

I70.303, I70.308, I70.309, I70.311, I70.312, I70.313, I70.318, I70.319, I70.321, I70.322, I70.323, I70.328,
I70.329, I70.331, I70.332, I70.333, I70.334, I70.335, I70.338, I70.339, I70.341, I70.342, I70.343, I70.344,
I70.345, I70.348, I70.349, I70.35, I70.361, I70.362, I70.363, I70.368, I70.369, I70.391, I70.392, I70.393,
I70.398, I70.399, I70.401, I70.402, I70.403, I70.408, I70.409, I70.411, I70.412, I70.413, I70.418, I70.419,
I70.421, I70.422, I70.423, I70.428, I70.429, I70.431, I70.432, I70.433, I70.434, I70.435, I70.438, I70.439,
I70.441, I70.442, I70.443, I70.444, I70.445, I70.448, I70.449, I70.45, I70.461, I70.462, I70.463, I70.468,
I70.469, I70.491, I70.492, I70.493, I70.498, I70.499, I70.501, I70.502, I70.503, I70.508, I70.509, I70.511,
I70.512, I70.513, I70.518, I70.519, I70.521, I70.522, I70.523, I70.528, I70.529, I70.531, I70.532, I70.533,
I70.534, I70.535, I70.538, I70.539, I70.541, I70.542, I70.543, I70.544, I70.545, I70.548, I70.549, I70.55,
I70.561, I70.562, I70.563, I70.568, I70.569, I70.591, I70.592, I70.593, I70.598, I70.599, I70.601, I70.602,
I70.603, I70.608, I70.609, I70.611, I70.612, I70.613, I70.618, I70.619, I70.621, I70.622, I70.623, I70.628,
I70.629, I70.631, I70.632, I70.633, I70.634, I70.635, I70.638, I70.639, I70.641, I70.642, I70.643, I70.644,
I70.645, I70.648, I70.649, I70.65, I70.661, I70.662, I70.663, I70.668, I70.669, I70.691, I70.692, I70.693,
I70.698, I70.699, I70.701, I70.702, I70.703, I70.708, I70.709, I70.711, I70.712, I70.713, I70.718, I70.719,
I70.721, I70.722, I70.723, I70.728, I70.729, I70.731, I70.732, I70.733, I70.734, I70.735, I70.738, I70.739,
I70.741, I70.742, I70.743, I70.744, I70.745, I70.748, I70.749, I70.75, I70.761, I70.762, I70.763, I70.768,
I70.769, I70.791, I70.792, I70.793, I70.798, I70.799, I70.8, I70.90, I70.91, I70.92, I74.01, I74.09, I74.10,
I74.11, I74.19, I74.2, I74.3, I74.4, I74.5, I74.8, I74.9, I75.011, I75.012, I75.013, I75.019, I75.021, I75.022,
I75.023, I75.029, I75.81, I75.89


Diagnosis for acute myocardial infarction (ICD-10-CM): I21.01, I21.02, I21.09, I21.11, I21.19, I21.21, I21.29, I21.3, I21.4


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