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Follow-Up Care for Children Prescribed ADHD Medication (ADD)

General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS136v11
NQF Number Not Applicable
Measure Description

Percentage of children 6-12 years of age and newly dispensed a medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who had appropriate follow-up care. Two rates are reported.

a. Percentage of children who had one follow-up visit with a practitioner with prescribing authority during the 30-Day Initiation Phase.

b. Percentage of children who remained on ADHD medication for at least 210 days and who, in addition to the visit in the Initiation Phase, had at least two additional follow-up visits with a practitioner within 270 days (9 months) after the Initiation Phase ended.

Initial Population Initial Population 1: Children 6-12 years of age who were dispensed an ADHD medication during the Intake Period and who had a visit during the measurement period.Initial Population 2: Children 6-12 years of age who were dispensed an ADHD medication during the Intake Period and who remained on the medication for at least 210 days out of the 300 days following the IPSD, and who had a visit during the measurement period.
Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

Denominator Exclusion 1: Exclude patients diagnosed with narcolepsy at any point in their history or during the measurement period.

Exclude patients who had an acute inpatient stay with a principal diagnosis of mental health or substance abuse during the 30 days after the IPSD.

Exclude patients who were actively on an ADHD medication in the 120 days prior to the Index Prescription Start Date.

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

Denominator Exclusion 2: Exclude patients diagnosed with narcolepsy at any point in their history or during the measurement period.

Exclude patients who had an acute inpatient stay with a principal diagnosis of mental health or substance abuse during the 300 days after the IPSD.

Exclude patients who were actively on an ADHD medication in the 120 days prior to the Index Prescription Start Date.

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

Numerator Statement

Numerator 1: Patients who had at least one visit with a practitioner with prescribing authority within 30 days after the IPSD.

Numerator 2: Patients who had at least one visit with a practitioner with prescribing authority during the Initiation Phase, and at least two follow-up visits during the Continuation and Maintenance Phase.

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

Measure Steward National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain Effective Clinical Care
Measure Scoring Proportion
Measure Type Process
Improvement Notation

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

Quality ID 366
Meaningful Measure Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Mental Health
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Previous Version

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated the eCQM version number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version Number

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated the clinical recommendation statement to align with current clinical recommendations.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Removed the QDM guidance language related to cumulative medication guidance because it is not necessary for the specification.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Replaced 'overlaps' or 'overlapping' in the denominator exclusions with plain language to clarify the measure intent.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Removed telehealth restrictions in the numerator due to the increase in the use of telehealth services.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Combined the Mental Health Diagnoses and Substance Abuse value sets into one value set labeled Mental Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders to reduce implementer burden.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added online assessments and telephone visits as appropriate encounters based on the increased use of telehealth services.

    Measure Section: Numerator

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Revised definition names to improve understandability of measure logic intent for implementers.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated the definition name to First ADHD Medication Dispensed during Intake Period to be more specific and improve clarity.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the logic in the definition First ADHD Medication Dispensed during Intake Period to incorporate the 'EarliestOf' function to simplify the definition. This includes the addition of 'Earliest' and ‘HasStart' functions. The functions ‘Earliest’, ‘EarliestOf’, and ‘HasStart’ provide clarity in handling when null values arise in logic that includes an interval with either a closed or open boundary(ies).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated the version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library (MATGlobalCommonFunctions-6.2.000). Updated the 'Inpatient Encounter' definition to include a 'day of' timing clarification. Added the following timing functions: Normalize Interval, Has Start, Has End, Latest, Latest Of, Earliest, and Earliest Of. Please see individual measure details for application of specific timing functions.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added new NormalizeInterval function to timing attributes to decrease implementation burden due to variable use of timing attributes for select QDM data types. The NormalizeInterval function was applied, where applicable, for the following data elements: Assessment, Performed; Device, Applied; Diagnostic Study, Performed; Intervention, Performed; Laboratory Test, Performed; Medication, Administered; Medication, Dispensed; Physical Exam, Performed; Procedure, Performed; Substance, Administered.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated Hospice CQL Library to version 3.0.000.

    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.

  • Removed value set Telephone Management (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1053) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Removed value set Substance Abuse (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.106.12.1004) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.122.12.1003): Added 1 SNOMED CT code (35971002) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Deleted 1 SNOMED CT code (255327002) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Removed value set Mental Health Diagnoses (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.105.12.1004) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set ADHD Medications (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.196.12.1171): Deleted 2 RxNorm codes (1233709, 892791) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Added value set Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.105.12.1203) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Telephone Visits (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1080) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Online Assessment (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1089) based on change in measure requirements/measure specification.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021