CMS 146 / Quality ID #006
Percentage of children 3 to 18 years of age who were diagnosed with pharyngitis, ordered an antibiotic and received a group A streptococcus (strep) test for the episode.
|Denominator:||Children 3 to 18 years of age at the start of the measurement period who had an outpatient visit with a diagnosis of pharyngitis during the measurement period and an antibiotic ordered on or three days after the visit.
|Denominator Exclusions:||Children who are taking antibiotics in the 30 days prior to the diagnosis of pharyngitis:
If patient was in Hospice during the measurement period:
Exclude children who had an encounter with a competing diagnosis such as Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) within 3 days after the initial diagnosis of pharyngitis.
|Numerator:||Children with a group A streptococcus test in the 7-day period from 3 days prior through 3 days after the diagnosis of pharyngitis.|
|Office Visit Documentation:||
Once all steps have been completed, the measure will be added to the Quality Measures Report.
|Guidance:||This is an episode of care measure that examines all eligible episodes for the patient during the measurement period. If the patient has more than one episode, all episodes are included in the measure.|
|High Priority Measure:||No|