What is an inverted measure?

Inverted Measures:

  • Desired Performance Rate: 0.00%
  • A lower calculated performance rate for an inverse measure indicates better clinical care or control. The “Performance Not Met” numerator option for this measure is the representation of the better clinical quality or control. Reporting that numerator option will produce a performance rate that trends closer to 0%, as quality increases. For inverse measures, a rate of 100% means all of the denominator eligible patients did not receive the appropriate care or were not in proper control.

Non-inverted Measures:

  • Desired Performance Rate: 100.00%
  • A higher calculated performance rate for a non-inverted measure indicates better clinical care or control. The “Performance Met” numerator option for this measure is the representation of the better clinical quality or control. Reporting that numerator option will produce a performance rate that trends closer to 100%, as quality increases. For non-inverted measures, a rate of 0.00% means all of the denominator eligible patients did not receive the appropriate care or were not in proper control.

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