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

CMS Measure ID
CMS155v6
Version
6
NQF Number
0024
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
Denominator Exclusions

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

Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year.

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 a visit that occurs during the measurement period

Numerator 3: Patients who had counseling for physical activity during a visit that occurs during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

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Measure Scoring
Measure Type
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 is assessed rather than an absolute BMI value.

Notes

Value Set content updated Sept 2017

Specifications

Release Notes

Header

  • ​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 the exclusion statement in the header to exclude patients in hospice care from the Denominator. Measures that focus on screenings and procedures may not be appropriate or a priority for those who are at end of life (ie, on hospice).

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Added new lines of logic to the Denominator Exclusions for all NCQA-stewarded measures (except CMS82) to ensure patients in hospice care are excluded from the Denominator.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    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.

  • Value set Pregnancy (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.378): Deleted 550 ICD9CM codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Encounter Inpatient (2.16.840.1.113883.3.666.5.307): Added Encounter Inpatient.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Hospice care ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1108.15): Added Hospice care ambulatory.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Discharged to Health Care Facility for Hospice Care (2.16.840.1.113883.3.117.1.7.1.207): Added Discharged to Health Care Facility for Hospice Care.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Discharged to Home for Hospice Care (2.16.840.1.113883.3.117.1.7.1.209): Added Discharged to Home for Hospice Care.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Pregnancy (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.378): Added 12 ICD10CM codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: 2018 Addendum

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2019