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ophthalmology: diabetic retinopathy

Objective: To document the level of severity of retinopathy and the presence or absence of macular edema for the purpose of assisting with the ongoing plan of care for a patient with diabetic retinopathy.  Timely communication to the patient's managing physician of the occurrence of an office visit and eye examination is important to ensure continuity of care.

Outcome: 

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Year over Year Performance Indicator

Documentation of the Presence or Absence of Macular Edema*

Performance equal to or above 2010 APP result

Communication with the Physician Managing the Ongoing Diabetes Care* Performance equal to or above 2010 APP result

 *Measure had an increased performance threshold in 2011. 

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