Should patients with  Alzheimer's or dementia and be included in the Depression measure?

Patients with these conditions are not automatically excluded from the Depression measure. A patient is included in the denominator of the outcome measures when they have a diagnosis of depression or dysthymia accompanied by an elevated PHQ-9 score. 

If the provider determines it is inappropriate to administer the PHQ-9 to a patient with one of these conditions, the patient won't have the opportunity to fall into the denominator.
Creation date: 10/30/2018 12:17 PM (kormanik@mncm.org)      Updated: 7/10/2020 9:56 AM (kormanik@mncm.org)
This category is for questions related to the Depression Care measure suite.