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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Asthma in Older Adults Admission Rate (PQI 05)

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Measure Description

Admissions with a principal diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma per 100,000 population, ages 40 years and older. Excludes obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions.

[NOTE: The software provides the rate per population. However, common practice reports the measure as per 100,000 population. The user must multiply the rate obtained from the software by 100,000 to report admissions per 100,000 population.]

  • Measure Type
    Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM)

    Discharges, for patients ages 40 years and older, with either (1) a principal ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for COPD (ACCOPDD*) (excluding acute bronchitis); or (2) a principal ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for asthma (ACSASTD*). Exclude cases (1) with any-listed ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes for cystic fibrosis and anomalies of the respiratory system (RESPAN*); (2) transfer from a hospital (different facility); (3) transfer from a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Intermediate Care Facility (ICF); (4) transfer from another health care facility; (5) with missing gender (SEX=missing), age (AGE=missing), quarter (DQTR=missing), year (YEAR=missing), principal diagnosis (DX1=missing), or county (PSTCO=missing).


    Population ages 40 years and older in metropolitan area or county. Discharges in the numerator are assigned to the denominator based on the metropolitan area or county of the patient residence, not the metropolitan area or county of the hospital where the discharge occurred.



    Testing Data Sources
  • Most Recent Endorsement Activity
    Measure Retired and Endorsement Removed Prevention and Population Health Fall Cycle 2019
    Initial Endorsement
    Endorsement Status
    Last Updated
    Removal Date