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Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities

Measure Information 2023 Performance Period
CMS eCQM ID CMS75v11
NQF Number Not Applicable
Description

Percentage of children, 6 months - 20 years of age at the start of the measurement period, who have had tooth decay or cavities during the measurement period as determined by a dentist

Initial Population

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

Denominator Exclusions

Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period

Numerator

Children who had a diagnosis of cavities or decayed teeth in any part of the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Measure Steward Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Quality Domain Community/Population Health
Measure Scoring Proportion measure
Measure Type Outcome measure
Improvement Notation

A lower score indicates better quality

Guidance

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 378
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible No
Next Version No Version Available
Previous Version

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Measure Information 2021 Performance Period 2022 Performance Period 2023 Performance Period
Title Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities
CMS eCQM ID CMS75v9 CMS75v10 CMS75v11
NQF Number Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Description

Percentage of children, 6 months - 20 years of age, who have had tooth decay or cavities during the measurement period

Percentage of children, 6 months - 20 years of age at the start of the measurement period, who have had tooth decay or cavities during the measurement period

Percentage of children, 6 months - 20 years of age at the start of the measurement period, who have had tooth decay or cavities during the measurement period as determined by a dentist

Initial Population

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

Children, 6 months - 20 years of age, with a clinical oral evaluation 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 had a diagnosis of cavities or decayed teeth overlapping the measurement period

Children who had a diagnosis of cavities or decayed teeth in any part of the measurement period

Children who had a diagnosis of cavities or decayed teeth in any part of 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 Community/Population Health Community/Population Health Community/Population Health
Measure Scoring Proportion measure Proportion measure Proportion measure
Measure Type Outcome measure Outcome measure Outcome measure
Improvement Notation

A lower score indicates better quality

A lower score indicates better quality

A lower 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.

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 5.5. 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 378 378 378
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care Preventive Care Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible No No No
Next Version CMS75v10 CMS75v11 No Version Available
Previous Version No Version Available

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated version number of the Quality Data Model (QDM) used in the measure specification to v5.6.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Revised the description and initial population narrative to clarify the measure intent and align with the logic.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated grammar and punctuation to improve readability.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Updated the timing precision in the definitions from datetime to date by adding 'day of', 'date from', and/or function 'ToDateInterval' to align with the measure intent.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added QDM datatypes Encounter, Performed and Assessment, Performed and associated logic to the Hospice.'Has Hospice Services' definition to provide additional approaches for identifying patients receiving hospice services.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version of the Quality Data Model (QDM) to 5.6 and Clinical Quality Language (CQL) to 1.5.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Updated the version number of the Hospice Library to v4.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library to v7.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical 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/Technical Update

  • Replaced the Global.CalendarAgeInYearsAt function with the native CQL function AgeInYearsAt to take advantage of existing CQL features and increase human readability. As a result of this change, the LOINC code 21112-8 is no longer required and has been removed from the Terminology section of the human readable specification.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the initial population logic to accurately capture patients based on age requirements.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Value set

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  • Replaced value set Hospice Care Ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1108.15) with value set Hospice Care Ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1584) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Hospice Encounter (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.1003) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Removed direct reference code LOINC code (21112-8) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added direct reference code LOINC code (45755-6) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added direct reference code SNOMED CT code (373066001) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2022