Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Primary Care Providers, including Dentists

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS74v4
Version: 4
NQF Number: None
Measure Description:

Percentage of children, age 0-20 years, who received a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period.

Initial Patient Population:

Children, age 0-20 years, with a visit during the measurement period.

Denominator Statement:

Equals initial patient population

Denominator Exclusions:


Numerator Statement:

Children who receive a fluoride varnish application

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:


Measure Steward: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Next Version:
Measure Score: Proportion
Score Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

A higher score indicates better quality




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