August 18, 2021 Network in the Know

NCQA Kidney Health Flyer Reinforces Importance of Regular Screening

Currently in its first year of implementation, the new HEDIS measure Kidney Health Evaluation for Patients With Diabetes (KED) includes this measure description: The percentage of members 18-85 years of age with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) who received kidney health evaluation, defined by an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) AND a urine albumin creatinine ratio (uACR), identified by both a quantitative urine albumin test and urine creatinine test, with service dates four or less days apart during the measurement year.  

As this valuable NCQA flyer reinforces, complete coding of chronic kidney disease improves care coordination, care planning, as well as risk adjustment and reimbursement.

Adele O'Connell
About the Author

Adele joined CDPHP in 2004 as an internal communications and event specialist. She then spent eight years coordinating the company’s community relations and corporate events program, in which capacity she worked with a host of non-profit organizations and co-chaired the CDPHP annual Charity of Choice campaign. Currently, she is a communications specialist and coordinator of corporate member engagement and serves on the boards of two local charities. Prior to CDPHP, Adele served as a legislative assistant for a trade association and as an acquisitions and developmental editor, specializing in educational and medical publishing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Rosemont College.

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