Improvement Activity Options

Review options in your focus area:

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. 

You may select from 14 available activities listed according to practice focus area below. 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 range from 50 to 395 days. 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.

If your practice focus falls outside the areas listed here, consider developing a Self-Directed Improvement in Medical Practice Activity suited to your unique goals. 


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

CORNEA & EXTERNAL DISEASE

DIAGNOSIS

DESCRIPTION

DAYS REQUIRED

Corneal Edema

Patients followed for at least 6 months after corneal transplantation for Corneal Edema.

395

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

OCULOPLASTICS
DIAGNOSIS

DESCRIPTION

DAYS REQUIRED

Thyroid Ophthalmopathy

Patients diagnosed with thyroid orbitopathy on whom you have advised medical or surgical treatment and have followed for at least 6 months (including treatment with topical, systemic, radiation or surgical treatments).

212

OPHTHALMIC PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

DIAGNOSIS

DESCRIPTION

DAYS REQUIRED

Pathology-Biopsies for temporal arteritis

Patients for whom biopsies for temporal arteritis performed

120

Pathology-Special Stains

Patients for whom biopsies including special stain were performed 

120

Pathology-Routine Biopsies

Patients for whom routine biopsy performed

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

REFRACTIVE MANAGEMENT

DIAGNOSIS

DESCRIPTION

DAYS REQUIRED

Lasik for Myopia

Patients over the age of 18 years for whom you have a) diagnosed with MYOPIA b) performed LASIK SURGERY in both eyes, and c) followed for at least 90 days.

120

Toric IOL

Patients over the age of 18 years for whom you have a) performed cataract surgery and b) placed a toric intraocular lens and c) followed for at least 90 days.

120

RETINA & VITREOUS

DIAGNOSIS

DESCRIPTION

DAYS REQUIRED

Diabetic Retinopathy

Patients 18 years or older with diabetic retinopathy (NPDR or PDR that is not high risk) and clinically significant macular edema involving the center of the macula, seen and treated by you in the past 5 years and subsequently followed by you for at least 12 months.

395

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO)

New patients who presented with perfused CRVO and macular edema, seen by you within the past 5 years and followed for at least one year.

395

Exudative AMD

Patients 50 years or older who present with active* exudative subfoveal Age-Related Macular Degeneration seen by you and followed for at least 6 months. Active Exudative is defined by presence of blood, hard exudate or serous fluid.

180