CMS 146 - Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis
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:||Outpatient, telephone, online assessment, observation, or emergency department (ED) visits with a diagnosis of pharyngitis and an antibiotic dispensing event among patients 3 years or older.
|Denominator Exclusions:||Exclude episodes where the patient is taking antibiotics in the 30 days prior to the episode date.
Exclude episodes where the patient had a competing comorbid condition during the 12 months prior to or on the episode date.
Exclude episodes when the patient had hospice care overlapping with the measurement period.
Exclude episodes where the patient had a competing diagnosis within three days after the episode date.
|Numerator:||A group A streptococcus test in the seven-day period from three days prior to the episode date through three days after the episode date.
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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|