Percentage of patients with a who have a lesser toe deformity (hammer and claw toes) causing pain that receive an intervention and have clinically significant reduction in pain as a result of that intervention
All patients aged 18 and older on the date of initial encounter for one of the diagnosis codes associated with this measure. (Q66.89, M20.41, M20.42, M20.51, M20.5x2, M20.61, M20.62)
Are provided an intervention to address their pain
Shoe wear modifications
Report a level of pain of 3 or more on a scale of 1 – 10 on the initial visit
Patients in the denominator received an intervention as defined in the denominator.
Pain Evaluation – Consists of a documented evaluation of patient reported pain level utilizing a standardized pain scale.
Performance Met Numerator
(MEX51)Pain Decreased Significantly (second value equal to or less than 50% of the initial value) (BMC Med. 2017; 15: 35.
Published online 2017 Feb 20. doi: 10.1186/s12916-016-0775-3)
(MEX52)Performance Not Met Numerator 4 Pain level not documented
(MEX53)Performance Not Met Numerator 5 Pain not decreased by 50% or more.
(MEX54) Clinician documented that the patient was not an eligible candidate for evaluation of lesser toe pain. For example, the patient has condition that would not allow them to accurately respond to a pain level exam or the patient has previously documented peripheral neuropathy with loss of protective sensation.
(MEX55) Patients who have been prescribed Opioids
(MEX56) Patient who fail to return for follow up (a 2nd visit)
Denominator Exceptions: (MEX57) Clinician documented that patient was not an eligible candidate for treatment of hammer toe
Numerator Exclusions: None
NQS Domain: Effective Clinical Care
High Priority: Yes
Measure Type: Patient Reported Outcome (PRO)
Meaningful Measure Area: Functional Outcomes
Meaningful Measure Area Rationale: Reduction of pain aligns with patient goals
Inverse Measure: No
Proportional Measure: Yes
Continuous Variable Measure: No
Ratio Measure: No
If Continuous Variable and/or Ratio is chosen, what would be the range of the score(s)?: N/A
Number of performance rates to be submitted: 1
Performance Rate Description(s): Proper Evaluation of a Hammer Toe is critical to proper treatment. Percentage of patients who are evaluated for a hammer toe and experience a decrease in pain
Overall Performance Rate: 1st Performance Rate
Care Setting: Ambulatory Care: Clinician Office/Clinic
Includes Telehealth?: No