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CMS Releases Pediatric Measure Set

CMS Releases Pediatric Measure Set

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today the release of a Pediatric measure set as part of the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC).
The Pediatric measure set includes nine measures for use at the provider level for solo providers or provider groups. Seven of the nine measures coincide with existing state-level measures in the Medicaid and CHIP Child Core Set.
Pediatric measures include:

  • Childhood Immunization Status
  • Immunizations for Adolescents
  • Developmental Screening in the First Three Years of Live
  • Chlamydia Screening for Women
  • Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children/Adolescents
  • Well-child Visits in the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Years of Live
  • Medication Management for People with Asthma
  • Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis
  • Appropriate Treatment for Children with Upper Respiratory Infection

To date, CMS has released core measures in eight measure sets as part of CQMC:

  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), and Primary Care
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • HIV and Hepatitis C
  • Medical Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric

Measure Sets Facilitate MIPS Reporting

Clinicians and clinician groups participating in the Quality Payment Program’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) can choose to report a specialty measure set to fulfill reporting requirements for the Quality performance category. The alternative is to choose six measures that best reflect their practice.

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