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Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities

General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS75v9
NQF Number Not Applicable
Measure Description

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

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

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period

Numerator Statement

Children who had a diagnosis of cavities or decayed teeth overlapping the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Measure Steward Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
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.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.5. Please refer to the eCQI resource center for more information on the QDM.

Quality ID 378
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible No
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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  • ​Updated the rationale to remove outdated references and content and to update references.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the clinical recommendation statement to remove outdated references and update with the most recent clinical recommendations.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

  • Revised the denominator to include patients with a clinical oral evaluation to ensure the measure is reported by clinicians who provide oral health care.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (Jira): CQM-3812

  • Revised the denominator to include patients with a clinical oral evaluation to ensure the measure is reported by clinicians who provide oral health care.

    Measure Section: Denominator

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (Jira): CQM-3812

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

  • Revised the denominator to include patients with a clinical oral evaluation to ensure the measure is reported by clinicians who provide oral health care.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (Jira): CQM-3812

  • Revised the denominator to include patients with a clinical oral evaluation to ensure the measure is reported by clinicians who provide oral health care.

    Measure Section: Denominator

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (Jira): CQM-3812

  • 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

  • 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

  • QDM v5.5 standards update: Added 'relevantDatetime' attribute to QDM datatypes. 'RelevantDatetime' indicates when the action occurred whereas 'authorDatetime' indicates when the action was recorded.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • 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

Value Set

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

  • Removed the following value sets from the measure: Office Visit (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1001), Preventive Care Services - Established Office Visit, 18 and Up (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1025), Preventive Care Services, Initial Office Visit, 0 to 17 (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1022), Preventive Care Services-Initial Office Visit, 18 and Up (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1023), and Preventive Care, Established Office Visit, 0 to 17 (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1024) to align with logic changes based on changes in measure requirements/measure specification.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: May 05, 2021