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November 24, 2014

Measure Summaries
Pharmacy Quality Alliance 
Withdrawn Summaries
Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® 
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Endoscopy and polyp surveillance: percentage of final colonoscopy reports for patients aged 18 years and older that include documentation of all of the following: pre-procedure risk assessment; depth of insertion; quality of the bowel prep; complete description of polyp(s) found, including location of each polyp, size, number and gross morphology; and recommendations for follow-up.
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Hepatitis C: percentage of female patients aged 18 to 44 years and all men aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C who are receiving antiviral treatment who were counseled regarding contraception prior to the initiation of antiviral treatment.
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Hepatitis C: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C who were prescribed peginterferon and ribavirin therapy within the 12 month reporting period.
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Hepatitis C: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C with genotype 1 or 4 who are receiving antiviral treatment at week 24 for whom quantitative HCV RNA testing was performed at 24 weeks of treatment.
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patient visits for patients aged 21 years and older with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis during which an anti-inflammatory agent or analgesic was considered.
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patient visits for patients aged 21 years and older with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis during which gastrointestinal (GI) prophylaxis was considered.
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patient visits for patients aged 21 years and older with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee during which therapeutic exercise for the hip or knee (therapeutic exercise instructed or physical therapy prescribed) was considered.
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patient visits for patients aged 21 years and older with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis with an assessment for use of anti-inflammatory or analgesic over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients aged 21 years and older with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis for whom a physical examination of the involved joint was performed during the initial visit.
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients aged 21 years and older with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis on prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) who were assessed for gastrointestinal (GI) and renal risk factors.
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Preventive care and screening: percentage of female patients aged 21 through 65 years who have documentation of the performance of current cervical cancer screening with results during the two-year measurement period.
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Preventive care and screening: percentage of female patients who had a mammogram performed during the two-year measurement period.
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Preventive care and screening: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older for whom body mass index (BMI) is documented at least once during the two-year measurement period.
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Preventive care and screening: percentage of patients aged 65 years and older who have documentation of receiving pneumococcal immunization during the two-year measurement period.
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Preventive care and screening: percentage of patients screened for colorectal cancer during the one-year measurement period.