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Asthma in Younger Adults Admission Rate (PQI 15)

New or Maintenance
Endorsement and Maintenance (E&M) Cycle
Is Under Review
Measure Description

Admissions for a principal diagnosis of asthma per 100,000 population, ages 18 to 39 years. Excludes admissions with an indication of cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions, and transfers from other institutions.

  • Measure Type
    Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM)

    Discharges, for patients ages 18 through 39 years, with a principal ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for asthma (ACSASTD*). Exclude cases (1) transferred from a hospital (different facility); (2) transferred from a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Intermediate Care Facility (ICF); (3) transferred from another health care facility; (4) with any-listed ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes for cystic fibrosis and anomalies of the respiratory system (RESPAN*); (5) with missing gender (SEX=missing), age (AGE=missing), quarter (DQTR=missing), year (YEAR=missing), principal diagnosis (DX1=missing), or county (PSTCO=missing).

    See Appendix A – Admission Codes for Transfers


    Population ages 18 through 39 years 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.


    Not applicable.

    Testing Data Sources
  • Use In Federal Program
  • Most Recent Endorsement Activity
    Measure Retired and Endorsement Removed Prevention and Population Health Fall Cycle 2021
    Initial Endorsement
    Endorsement Status
    Last Updated
    Removal Date