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Clinical Quality Measure - Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Screening & Brief Counseling

Reference Number: AA-02198 Views: 1348 Created: 03/30/2017 05:21 PM Last Updated: 03/30/2017 09:10 PM 0 Rating/ Voters

The best process for meeting this measure involves 3 steps.

1. Record the Patient Alcohol use status in the eMedRec Social History List.  Edit and Select the appropriate Status. 

2. If the patient is an unhealthy Alcohol user record Diagnosis Code Z71.41 in their Problem List. This will record the brief alcohol counseling activity in the chart.

3. After the Z71.41 code is added to the Problem List you can Right Click on the line for this diagnosis and select Patient Education. 



4. Click Print and print the Alcohol risk document created by the National Institute of Health for the patient. This action is recorded in the database.




Following the process above will meet the Clinical Quality Measure requirement. 

Measure Name eID eNQF NQF QID 
    Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Screening & Brief Counseling N/A N/A  2152  431 
 Measure Description Domain   Type  High Priority?
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for unhealthy alcohol use using a systematic screening method at least once within the last 24 months AND who received brief counseling if identified as an unhealthy alcohol user. Community/Population Health  Process No
 eMedRec Process Health Maintenance item, Education printed from Chart, Social History


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