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Measure #126: Diabetes Mellitus: Diabetic Foot and Ankle Care, Peripheral
Neuropathy – Neurological Evaluation
National Quality Strategy Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Meaningful Measure Area: Preventive Care
Measure Type: Process
High Priority: No
Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus who had a neurological examination of their lower extremities within 12 months.
Instructions: This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for patients with diabetes mellitus seen during the performance period. Evaluation of neurological status in patients with diabetes to assign risk category and therefore have appropriate foot and ankle care to prevent ulcerations and infections ultimately reduces the number and severity of amputations that occur.