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

Measure Information 2023 Performance Period
CMS eCQM ID CMS155v11
NQF Number Not Applicable
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.

- 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 by the end of the measurement period, with at least one outpatient visit with a primary care physician (PCP) or an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) during the measurement period

Denominator

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

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

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

Numerator

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
Quality 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 5.6. Please refer to the QDM page for more information on the QDM.

MIPS Quality ID 239
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Next Version No Version Available
Previous Version

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Measure Information 2021 Performance Period 2022 Performance Period 2023 Performance Period
Title Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children/Adolescents Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children/Adolescents
CMS eCQM ID CMS155v9 CMS155v10 CMS155v11
NQF Number Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
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

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

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.

- 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

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

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

Denominator

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

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. Patients who have a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period. Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period. Patients who have a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period. Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period.
Numerator

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 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 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

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

None

None

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

Higher score indicates better quality

Higher score indicates better quality

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.

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 (https://ecqi.healthit.gov/qdm) for more information on the QDM.

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 5.6. Please refer to the QDM page for more information on the QDM.

MIPS Quality ID 239 239 239
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care Preventive Care Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible Yes Yes Yes
Next Version CMS155v10 CMS155v11 No Version Available
Previous Version No Version Available

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated the description narrative to improve clarity and to align with the measure intent.

    Measure Section: Description

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • 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

  • Added age anchor specification to the initial population and stratification language to clarify measure requirements.

    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

  • 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

  • Revised the initial population and stratifications age anchor from the 'start of the measurement period' to the 'end of the measurement period' to align with the measure intent and CQL style best practices.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • 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: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Value set

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

  • 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

  • Value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1027): Renamed to Preventive Care Services Group Counseling based on recommended value set naming conventions.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1026): Renamed to Preventive Care Services Individual Counseling based on recommended value set naming conventions.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • 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