Preventive Care and Screening: Cholesterol – Fasting Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL-C) Test Performed

Percentage of patients aged 20 through 79 years whose risk factors have been assessed and a fasting LDL-C test has been performed.

 

Measure Steward

Quality Insights of Pennsylvania/ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

 

Measure Numerator

Numerator 1: (High Risk) Patients who had a fasting LDL-C test performed or a calculated LDL-C during the measurement period
Numerator 2 : (Moderate Risk) Patients who had a fasting LDL-C test performed or a calculated LDL-C during the measurement period
Numerator 3 : (Low Risk) Patients who had a fasting LDL-C test performed or a calculated LDL-C during the measurement period or up to four (4) years prior to the current measurement period

 

Measure Denominator

Denominator 1: (High Risk) All patients aged 20 through 79 years who have CHD or CHD Risk Equivalent OR 10-Year Framingham Risk > 20%

Denominator 2 : (Moderate Risk) All patients aged 20 through 79 years who have 2 or more Major CHD Risk Factors OR 10-Year Framingham Risk 10-20%

Denominator 3 : (Low Risk) All patients aged 20 through 79 years who have 0 or 1 Major CHD Risk Factors OR 10-Year Framingham Risk <10%

** For Denominator 2 and Denominator 3, Fasting HDL-C > or equal to 60 mg/dL subtracts 1 risk from the above (This is a negative risk factor.)