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

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS74v5
Version: 5
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 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:
Previous Version:
Measure Score: Proportion
Improvement Notation:

A higher score indicates better quality




Release Notes


  • Copyright updated.
  • Disclaimer updated.
  • eMeasure version number incremented.


  • Replaced 'ORs' with 'Union of' operator.
  • Replaced 'Patient Characteristic Birthdate' with 'Age at' operator.
  • Revised stratum age ranges to align with measure intent.

Value Sets

No changes

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