Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents

Last updated: July 12, 2017

CMS Measure ID: CMS155v3
Version: 3
NQF Number: 0024
Measure Description:

Percentage of patients 3-17 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a Primary Care Physician (PCP) or Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) and who had evidence of the following during the measurement period. Three rates are reported.

  1. Percentage of patients with height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) percentile documentation
  2. Percentage of patients with counseling for nutrition
  3. Percentage of patients with counseling for physical activity
Initial Patient Population:

Patients 3-17 years of age with at least one outpatient visit with a primary care physician (PCP) or an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) during the measurement period

Denominator Statement:

Equals initial patient population

Denominator Exclusions:

Patients who have a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period

Numerator Statement:

Numerator 1: Patients who had a height, weight and body mass index (BMI) percentile recorded during the measurement period

Numerator 2: Patients who had counseling for nutrition during a visit that occurs during the measurement period

Numerator 3: Patients who had counseling for physical activity during a visit that occurs during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None

Measure Steward: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain: Community, Population and Public Health
Next Version: Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents
Measure Score: Proportion
Score Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance:

The visit must be performed by a PCP or OB/GYN.

Because BMI norms for youth vary with age and gender, this measure evaluates whether BMI percentile is assessed rather than an absolute BMI value.

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