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

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS74v6
Version: 6
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 (CMS)
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Next Version:
Previous Version:
Improvement Notation:

A higher score indicates better quality



Quality ID: 379
High Priority Measure: No
Data Submission Method: EHR
Specialty Measure Set: Pediatrics


Release Notes


  • Updated Clinical Recommendation Statement.

    Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source: Measure Lead

  • ‚ÄčUpdated Copyright.

    Section: Copyright

    Source: Annual Update

  • Incremented eMeasure Version number.

    Section: eMeasure Version number

    Source: Annual Update

  • Updated References.

    Section: Reference

    Source: Measure Lead

Value Set

  • Value set Fluoride Varnish Application for Children (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.125.12.1002): Added 1 CPT code (99188).

    Section: None

    Source: None

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