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Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents

General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS155v9
NQF Number Not Applicable
Measure Description

Percentage of patients 3-17 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a Primary Care Physician (PCP) or Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) and who had evidence of the following during the measurement period. Three rates are reported.

- Percentage of patients with height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) percentile documentation

- Percentage of patients with counseling for nutrition

- Percentage of patients with counseling for physical activity

Initial Population Patients 3-17 years of age with at least one outpatient visit with a primary care physician (PCP) or an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) during the measurement period
Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

Patients who have a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period.

Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.

Numerator Statement

Numerator 1: Patients who had a height, weight and body mass index (BMI) percentile recorded during the measurement period

Numerator 2: Patients who had counseling for nutrition during the measurement period

Numerator 3: Patients who had counseling for physical activity during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Measure Steward National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain Community/Population Health
Measure Scoring Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

The visit must be performed by a PCP or OB/GYN.

Because BMI norms for youth vary with age and sex, this measure evaluates whether BMI percentile, rather than an absolute BMI value, is assessed.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.5. Please refer to the eCQI resource center for more information on the QDM.

Quality ID 239
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Previous Version

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated eCQM Version Number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version Number

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • ​Updated the rationale to remove outdated references and content and to update references.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added text to identify the Quality Data Model (QDM) version used in the measure specification.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added text to indicate whether the measure is patient-based or episode-based.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards Update

Logic

  • Updated timing logic for the follow-up assessment to use 'in Interval' to simplify logic and promote harmonization between measures.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Library version update: Updated version number of the Hospice Library (Hospice-2.2.000).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • QDM v5.5 standards update: Added 'relevantDatetime' attribute to QDM datatypes. 'RelevantDatetime' indicates when the action occurred whereas 'authorDatetime' indicates when the action was recorded.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated CQL expression to conform with the HL7 Standard: Clinical Quality Language Specification, Release 1 STU 4 (CQL 1.4).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated the names of CQL definitions, functions, and/or aliases for clarification and to align with the CQL Style Guide.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library (MATGlobalCommonFunctions-5.0.000). Updated definitions and functions in the MAT Global Common Functions Library to align with standards changes, CQL Style Guide, and to include one new function related to calculating length of hospital stays with observation stays.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

Value Set

The VSAC is the source of truth for the value set content, please visit the VSAC for downloads of current value sets.

  • Value set Pregnancy (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.378): Added 53 SNOMED CT codes and deleted 1 SNOMED CT code (199715003) based on terminology update. Added 2 ICD-10-CM codes (O00.00, O00.01) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2020