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

Last updated: May 9, 2019

CMS Measure ID: CMS155v8
Version: 8
NQF Number: Not Applicable
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.

- Percentage of patients with height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) percentile documentation

- Percentage of patients with counseling for nutrition

- Percentage of patients with counseling for physical activity

Initial 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 Populationinfo-icon

Denominator Exclusions:

Patients who have a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period.

Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.

Numerator Statement:

Numeratorinfo-icon 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 the measurement period

Numerator 3: Patients who had counseling for physical activity during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None

Measure Steward: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain: Community/Population Health
Previous Version:
Measure Scoring: Proportion
Measure 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 sex, this measure evaluates whether BMI percentile, rather than an absolute BMI value, is assessed.

Quality ID: 239
Meaningful Measure: Preventive Care

Specifications

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated eCQMinfo-icon version number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version number

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated NQFinfo-icon number to 'Not Applicable.'

    Measure Section: NQF Number

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated endorsed by field to 'None.'

    Measure Section: Endorsed By

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated rationale statement.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated clinical recommendation statement.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references to align with American Psychological Association (APA) style.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated guidance statement to clarify that only the BMI percentile is valid for this measure because BMI norms for youth vary with age and sex.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated parenthetical citations to align with American Psychological Association (APA) style.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Updated the names of Clinical Quality Language (CQL)info-icon definitions, functions, and/or aliases for clarification and to align with CQL Style Guideinfo-icon.

    Measure Section: Definitions and Functions

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated Clinical Quality Language (CQL) expression to conform with the HL7info-icon Standard: Clinical Quality Language Specificationinfo-icon, Release 1 STUinfo-icon 3 (CQL 1.3).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated definitions and functions in the Measure Authoring Tool (MATinfo-icon) Global Common Functions Library to align with standards changes, Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Style Guide, and to include two new functions related to calculating hospital stays.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated version number of the Hospice Library (Hospice-2.0.000).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library (MATGlobalCommonFunctions-4.0.000).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

Value Setinfo-icon

The VSACinfo-icon is the source of truth for the value set content, please visit the VSAC for downloads of current value setsinfo-icon.

  • Value set Height (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.121.12.1014): Deleted 1 LOINC code (3138-5).

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Direct reference code for Birth date (LOINC Code (21112-8)) now displayed in Human Readable.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • ​Removed code systeminfo-icon versions from direct reference codes. Please refer to Appendix A of the Electronic Clinical Quality Measureinfo-icon Logic and Implementation Guidance document for a list of code system versions used in the eCQM specificationsinfo-icon for 2020 reporting/performance.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Standardized purpose statement language in value sets across eCQMsinfo-icon. Value set purpose statements are visible in the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) as well as the downloadable eCQM value set files.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

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