Last updated: May 18, 2016
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS153v3|
Percentage of women 16-24 years of age who were identified as sexually active and who had at least one test for chlamydia during the measurement period.
|Initial Patient Population:||
Women 16 to 24 years of age who are sexually active and who had a visit in the measurement period
Equals Initial Patient Population
Women who received a pregnancy test solely as a safety precaution before ordering an x-ray or specified medications
Women with at least one chlamydia test during the measurement period
|Measure Steward:||National Committee for Quality Assurance|
|National Quality Strategy Domain:||Community, Population and Public Health|
|Next Version:||Chlamydia Screening for Women|
Higher score indicates better quality
Codes to identify sexually active women include codes for: pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, contraceptives or contraceptive devices, and infertility treatments.
The denominator exclusion does not apply to patients who qualify for the initial patient population based on services other than the pregnancy test alone.