Improvement Activity Options

Improvement in Medical Practice Activities capture data related to the care and management of diagnoses, conditions, and surgical procedures. For your selected activity, you will supply general information about the patient population and patient history as well as information related to the processes of care and outcomes. 

If your practice focus falls outside the areas listed below, consider developing a Self-Directed Improvement in Medical Practice Activity suited to your unique goals. To assist you in your selection, descriptions and downloadable samples are provided. You are encouraged to choose the diagnosis that most closely fits your practice.

Depending on the activity, minimum improvement timeframes vary. The minimum improvement timeframe is the time period during which you are expected to implement your improvement plan before re-measuring patient data and assessing the impact of your efforts. It is recommended that you carefully read the activity descriptions and timeframe requirements before committing to a particular activity.


CATARACT

DIAGNOSIS

DESCRIPTION

DAYS REQUIRED

Cataract Surgical Management

A patient over the age of 40 for whom you have performed cataract surgery and have examined between 20–90 days after surgery. Please complete a PIM for only one eye per patient.

50

GLAUCOMA

DIAGNOSIS

DESCRIPTION

DAYS REQUIRED

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Patients 18 years and older in whom you have diagnosed unilateral or bilateral primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and followed for at least 12 months. Eligible patients must have had their initial and most recent visual fields performed with the same test pattern and algorithm, and that test pattern and algorithm must provide a Mean Deviation or Mean Defect value.

Patients diagnosed with pseudoexfoliation, pigmentary dispersion, uveitis, or other secondary forms of open-angle glaucoma in EITHER eye are NOT eligible for inclusion.

For patients with bilateral disease, please enter data for the eye with less glaucoma damage unless that eye has the poorer acuity.

120

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Suspect

Patients 18 years and older whom you have diagnosed as POAG Suspects and followed for at least 12 months. Suspicion glaucoma can be on the basis of one or more of the following: 1) elevated IOP; 2) optic nerve status; or 3) visual field. Eligible patients must have had their initial and most recent visual fields performed with the same test pattern and algorithm, and that test pattern and algorithm must provide a Mean Deviation or Mean Defect value.

Patients diagnosed with pseudoexfoliation, pigmentary dispersion, uveitis, or other conditions that might be associated with a secondary form of glaucoma in EITHER eye are not eligible for inclusion.

For patients with bilateral disease, please enter data for the eye with less suspicion of glaucoma damage unless that eye has the poorer acuity.

120

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

DIAGNOSIS

DESCRIPTION

DAYS REQUIRED

Amblyopia

Patients between 3-11 years old for whom you have diagnosed monocular amblyopia with an initial acuity of 20/40 or worse, initiated therapy (non-surgical), and have followed for at least 6 months with optotype recognition acuity for all exams.

180