Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities

Last updated: July 12, 2017

CMS Measure ID: CMS75v5
Version: 5
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

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator Statement:

Children who had cavities or decayed teeth

Numerator Exclusions:

Not applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None

Measure Steward: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Domain: Community/Population Health
Next Version: Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities
Previous Version: Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities
Improvement Notation:

A lower score indicates better quality

Guidance:

None

Quality ID: 378
High Priority Measure: Yes
Data Submission Method: EHR

Specifications

Release Notes

Header

  • ​Updated Copyright.

    Section: Copyright

    Source: Annual Update

  • Removed period from the end of the description.

    Section: Description

    Source: Measure Lead

  • Incremented eMeasure Version number.

    Section: eMeasure Version number

    Source: Annual Update

  • Added the word 'None' to align with QDM guidance when there is no guidance.

    Section: Guidance

    Source: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Replaced datatypes 'Diagnosis, Active; Diagnosis, Inactive; Diagnosis, Resolved' with the re-specified 'Diagnosis' datatype to conform to QDM 4.2 changes.

    Section: Numerator

    Source: QDM Standards

  • Replaced datatypes 'Diagnosis, Active; Diagnosis, Inactive; Diagnosis, Resolved' with the re-specified 'Diagnosis' datatype to conform to QDM 4.2 changes.

    Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source: QDM Standards

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