Clarification about the eligible diagnosis and Index Event

The intent of the Depression measure is that the eligible depression/dysthymia diagnosis should be confirmed by an eligible provider. However, any member of the health care team can administer a PHQ9/PHQ9M assessment tool to a patient. Please include all assessments that were completed within the dates of service for each population in your data file. 

It is the diagnosis of depression or dysthymia made or confirmed by an eligible provider (or supervising eligible provider) in addition to an elevated PHQ9 or PHQ9M that creates the index event. 

Creation date: 7/8/2020 10:56 AM      Updated: 7/10/2020 10:34 AM
This category is for questions related to the Depression Care measure suite.