Monday, September 7, 2009

PQRI for emergency medicine

The 2009 PQRI consists of 153 quality measures and 7 measures groups. Nine (9) may be reported as “emergency medicine” measures:
#28 Aspirin at Arrival for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) †
Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis (DVT) for Ischemic Stroke or Intracranial Hemorrhage†
Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA) Considered†
12-Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) Performed for Non-Traumatic Chest Pain†
#55 12-Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) Performed for Syncope†
#56 Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP): Vital Signs*
Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP): Assessment of Oxygen Saturation*
#58 Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP): Assessment of Mental Status*
Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP): Empiric Antibiotic*

†The Part B claim form place of service field must indicate emergency department

* Clinicians utilizing the critical care code (99291) must indicate the emergency department place of service (23) on the Part B claim form in order to report this measure.