Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS75v4
Version: 4
NQF Number: None
Measure Description:

Percentage of children, age 0-20 years, who have had tooth decay or cavities during the measurement period.

Initial Patient Population:

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

Measure Population:

Not applicable

Measure Observations:

Not applicable

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:


Numerator Statement:

Children who had cavities or decayed teeth.

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 lower score indicates better quality




Release Notes


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


  • Introduced the new timing operator 'overlaps' to replace two lines of logic (AND/AND NOT) or to enforce when an event or set of events occur to meet the measure intent.
  • Replaced 'ORs' with 'Union of' operator.
  • Replaced 'Patient Characteristic Birthdate' with 'Age at' operator.

Value Sets

  • Value set Dental Caries (OID 2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.125.12.1004): Added 8 SNOMED codes (699489009, 699490000, 699491001, 699492008, 699494009, 699495005, 700046006, 702402003).

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