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Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Primary Care Providers, including Dentists

Measure Information 2021 Performance Period
CMS eCQM ID CMS74v10
NQF Number Not Applicable
Description

Percentage of children, 6 months - 20 years of age, who received a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period

Initial Population

Children, 6 months - 20 years of age, with a visit during the measurement period

Denominator

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period

Numerator

Children who receive a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Measure Steward Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Quality Domain Effective Clinical Care
Measure Scoring Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure
Improvement Notation

A higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

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.

MIPS Quality ID 379
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Next Version
Previous Version No Version Available

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Measure Information 2021 Performance Period 2022 Performance Period 2023 Performance Period
Title Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Primary Care Providers, including Dentists Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Primary Care Providers, including Dentists Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Dentists
CMS eCQM ID CMS74v10 CMS74v11 CMS74v12
NQF Number Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Description

Percentage of children, 6 months - 20 years of age, who received a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period

Percentage of children, 6 months - 20 years of age, who received a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period

Percentage of children, 6 months - 20 years of age, who received a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period as determined by a dentist

Initial Population

Children, 6 months - 20 years of age, with a visit during the measurement period

Children, 6 months - 20 years of age, with a visit during the measurement period

Children, 6 months - 20 years of age at the start of the measurement period, with a clinical oral evaluation by a dentist during the measurement period

Denominator

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period. Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period
Numerator

Children who receive a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period

Children who receive a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period

Children who receive a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

None

None

Measure Steward Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Quality Domain Effective Clinical Care Effective Clinical Care Effective Clinical Care
Measure Scoring Proportion measure Proportion measure Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure Process measure Process measure
Improvement Notation

A higher score indicates better quality

A higher score indicates better quality

A higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

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.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.5. Please refer to the eCQI resource center (https://ecqi.healthit.gov/qdm) for more information on the QDM.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

Telehealth encounters are not eligible for this measure because the measure does not contain telehealth-eligible codes and requires a clinical action that cannot be conducted via telehealth.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.6. Please refer to the QDM page for more information on the QDM.

MIPS Quality ID 379 379 379
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care Preventive Care Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible Yes Yes No
Next Version CMS74v11 CMS74v12 No Version Available
Previous Version No Version Available

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated eCQM Version Number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version Number

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Raised the minimum age from 0 years to 6 months, to increase the probability that children have teeth when assessed against the numerator criteria.

    Measure Section: Description

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (Jira): CQM-3805

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Raised the minimum age from 0 years to 6 months, to increase the probability that children have teeth when assessed against the numerator criteria.

    Measure Section: Stratification

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (Jira): CQM-3805

  • Updated the clinical recommendations statement to remove outdated references and update with the most recent clinical recommendations.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    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

  • Raised the minimum age from 0 years to 6 months, to increase the probability that children have teeth when assessed against the numerator criteria.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (Jira): CQM-3805

Logic

  • Raised the minimum age from 0 years to 6 months, to increase the probability that children have teeth when assessed against the numerator criteria.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (Jira): CQM-3805

  • Raised the minimum age from 0 years to 6 months, to increase the probability that children have teeth when assessed against the numerator criteria.

    Measure Section: Stratification

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (Jira): CQM-3805

  • 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

  • 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

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2022