When would you answer M1730 with NA?

This is part of a recent clarification from CMS on M1730, depression screening.

I don’t understand when I would ever select “NA – Unable to respond” in the PHQ- 2 in M1730, Depression Screening. Please clarify.

CMS Answer: The PHQ-2 is only used for patients that appear to be cognitively and physically able to answer the two included questions. After determining the PHQ-2 is an appropriate tool, the patient may decline or be unable to answer the questions, e.g. patient states the questions are too personal, or the patient may not be able to quantify how many days they have experienced the problems.

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