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Maternal Depression Screening

Last updated: May 16, 2019

CMS Measure ID: CMS82v5
Version: 5
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


Release Notes


  • ​Incremented eMeasure Version number.

    Measure Section: eMeasure Version number

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • ​Updated Copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • ​Updated Disclaimer.

    Measure Section: Disclaimer

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated Clinical Recommendation Statement to reflect updated clinical guidelines.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated References.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead


  • Changed the QDM type for 'Maternal Post Partum Depression Screening' from 'Intervention, Performed' to 'Assessment, Performed' as the 'Assessment, Performed' datatype is more appropriate for a screening.

    Measure Section: Numeratorinfo-icon

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

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