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REGCLR7: Use of Ankle Foot Orthotics to improve patient function

Measure Description:

This measures the improvement in function of patient who are prescribed foot and ankle braces for plantar fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, and ankle sprains

Denominator:

All patients aged 18 and older on the date of initial encounter for one of the diagnosis codes associated with this measure.
AND
Are provided a DME Device to address their pain
AND
Report a level of pain of 3 or more on a scale of 1 - 10

Numerator:

Performance Met (GCL71) All patients in the Denominator who report a clinically significant decrease in pain on a scale of 1 - 10 Who demonstrate a clinically significant decrease in pain. This is defined as a decrease of at least 2 points on the 1 - 10 scale. (BMC Med. 2017; 15: 35.
Published online 2017 Feb 20. doi: 10.1186/s12916-016-0775-3)

Performance Not Met (GCL72) All patients in the Denominator wo do not report a decrease in pain of at least 2 poonts on the 1 - 10 scale.

Denominator Exclusions:

(GCL73) Patients who were prescribed opioids for pain
(GCL74) Patients who did not return for a second visit after being provided a lower extremity brace.

Denominator Exceptions: None

Numerator Exclusions: None

NQS Domain: Effective Clinical Care

High Priority: Yes

Measure Type: Outcome

Meaningful Measure Area: Functional Outcomes

Meaningful Measure Area Rationale: A Decrease in Pain results in improved Functionality for the Patient

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): N/A

Overall Performance Rate: 1st Performance Rate

Care Setting: Ambulatory Care: Clinician Office/Clinic

Includes Telehealth?: Yes