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Maternal Depression Screening

CMS Measure ID
NQF Number
Measure Description

The percentage of children who turned 6 months of age during the measurement year, who had a face-to-face visit between the clinician and the child during child's first 6 months, and who had a maternal depression screening for the mother at least once between 0 and 6 months of life

Initial Population

Children with a visit who turned 6 months of age in the measurement period

Denominator Statement
Denominator Exclusions


Numerator Statement

Children with documentation of maternal screening or treatment for postpartum depression for the mother

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions


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Measure Scoring
Measure Type
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality


The eMeasure specifies only patient's (baby) chart, looking for the newly allocated SNOMED codes that allow providers to record the screening and treatment of the mother, but the endorsed measure relies on notes from the patient's and mother's charts


Release Notes


  • ​Incremented eMeasure Version number.

    Measure Section: eMeasure Version number

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • ​Updated Copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • ​Updated Disclaimer.

    Measure Section: Disclaimer

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated Clinical Recommendation Statement to reflect updated clinical guidelines.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated References.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead


  • Changed the QDM type for 'Maternal Post Partum Depression Screening' from 'Intervention, Performed' to 'Assessment, Performed' as the 'Assessment, Performed' datatype is more appropriate for a screening.

    Measure Section: Numerator

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2019