Ambulatory Care Measures

The Ambulatory Care Measures* used in the Doctor's Office Quality - Information Technology (DOQ-IT) initiative focus on chronic disease and prevention:

  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
  • Heart Failure (HF)
  • Hypertension (HTN)
  • Preventive Care (PC)
Ambulatory Care Measures Definitions, PDF

A brief description of each clinical measure, including denominator and numerator statements. Citation of the contributing organization(s), as well as relevant clinical recommendations and references are noted.

Comprehensive Downloadable Resources, MS Excel

Reference tables containing applicable standardized codes, including but not limited to ICD-9, CPT®, and LOINC®. (Information contained within the columns of the tables is referred to within the Analytic Narrative document.)
Analytic Narrative and Data Elements, PDF
A detailed description of data element names and codes related to each DOQ-IT measure. Quality measures are documented in the format in which they will be computed once data is submitted to the QIO Clinical Warehouse.
Measurement Time Period
The measurement periods used to calculate a primary physician practice's performance regarding various DOQ-IT quality measures are defined.

*The clinical measures being used in the Doctor's Office Quality - Information Technology (DOQ-IT) initiative are a subset of the Ambulatory Care Measure Set established through a joint effort by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and the American Medical Association (AMA)/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (Consortium).

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