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Maternal Depression Screening

Last updated: May 16, 2019

CMS Measure ID: CMS82v4
Version: 4
NQF Number: Not Applicable
Measure Description:

The percentage of children who turned 6 months of age during the measurement year, who had a face-to-face visit between the clinician and the child during child's first 6 months, and who had a maternal depression screening for the mother at least once between 0 and 6 months of life.

Initial Population:

Children with a visit who turned 6 months of age in the measurement period.

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Populationinfo-icon

Denominator Exclusions:


Numerator Statement:

Children with documentation of maternal screening or treatment for postpartum depression for the mother.

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:


Measure Steward: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain: Community/Population Health
Next Version:
Previous Version:
Measure Scoring: Proportion
Measure Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality


The eMeasure specifies only patient's (baby) chart, looking for the newly allocated SNOMED codes that allow providers to record the screening and treatment of the mother, but the endorsed measure relies on notes from the patient's and mother's charts.

Quality ID: 372
High Priority Measure: No
Data Submission Method: EHR


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

  • Clarified which chart the guidance was referring to.

    Section: Guidance

    Source: Measure Lead


  • Updated the age logic for the Initial Populationinfo-icon to capture all patients turning 6 months old in the measurement period.

    Section: Initial Population

    Source: Measure Lead

Value Setinfo-icon

  • Value set BH Medical or psychiatric consultation (2.16.840.1.113883.3.1257.1.1652): Added 10 SNOMEDCT codes (183654001, 185211000, 185389009, 30346009, 371883000, 37894004, 390906007, 40274000, 86013001, 90526000) and deleted 1 SNOMEDCT code (108311000).

    Section: None

    Source: None

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