Resource Center

Clinical Quality Measures

CMS69 - Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan

Measure Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter or during the previous twelve months AND with a BMI outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous twelve months of the current encounter

Normal Parameters: Age 18 years and older BMI => 18.5 and < 25 kg/m2

Denominator: All patients 18 and older on the date of the encounter with at least one eligible encounter during the measurement period

Numerator: Patients with a documented BMI during the encounter or during the previous twelve months, AND when the BMI is outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous twelve months of the current encounter

Measure Calculation in ChARM EHR: AUTOMATIC and MANUAL

This measure is calculated based on the BMI recorded in the Vitals section and interventions performed if the BMI is outside the normal range.

To satisfy this measure, for all patients with Age >= 18 years, record Weight and Height in the Vitals section. If the patient is overweight (BMI >= 25) or underweight (BMI<18.5) perform additional interventions as listed below and record them under 'Encounter > MU' section.

BMI Screening

Denominator Exclusion: Patients will be automatically excluded if Patient has Diagnosis 'Pregnancy Dx' (Sample ICD10 codes : O00.00, O00.201, O10.213)

In addition, patients will be manually excluded based on the other conditions listed below in 'Encounter > MU' section.
BMI Screening Exclusion

Denominator Exception: You can manually exempt a patient from denominator, based on the conditions listed below under 'Encounter > MU' section.
BMI Screening Exception