Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Primary Care Providers, including Dentists

Last updated: May 17, 2016

CMS Measure ID: CMS74v5
Version: 5
NQF Number: None
Measure Description:

Percentage of children, age 0-20 years, who received a fluoride varnish application during the measurement period.

Initial Patient Population:

Children, age 0-20 years, with a visit during the measurement period.

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:

None

Numerator Statement:

Children who receive a fluoride varnish application

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None

Measure Steward: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
National Quality Strategy Domain: Effective Clinical Care
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Measure Score: Proportion
Improvement Notation:

A higher score indicates better quality

Guidance:

None

Specifications

Release Notes

Header

  • Copyright updated.
  • Disclaimer updated.
  • eMeasure version number incremented.

Logic

  • Replaced 'ORs' with 'Union of' operator.
  • Replaced 'Patient Characteristic Birthdate' with 'Age at' operator.
  • Revised stratum age ranges to align with measure intent.

Value Sets

No changes

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