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Measure #134: Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-Up Plan
National Quality Strategy Domain: Community/Population Health
Meaningful Measure Area: Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Mental Health
Measure Type: Process
High Priority: No
Description: Percentage of patients aged 12 years and older screened for depression on the date of the encounter using an age appropriate standardized depression screening tool AND if positive, a follow-up plan is documented on the date of the positive screen.
Instructions: This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per measurement period for patients seen during the measurement period. The most recent quality-data code submitted will be used for performance calculation. This measure may be submitted by Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding. The follow-up plan must be related to a positive depression screening, example: “Patient referred for psychiatric evaluation due to positive depression screening”.