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Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities

Updated: 06/15/2020
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Percentage of children, age 0-20 years, who have had tooth decay or cavities during the measurement period.

Note: Inverse measure.  A lower score indicates better quality.

Denominator: Children, 0-20 years of age, with a visit during the measurement period.
  • Patient’s age is calculated based on the patient’s Date of Birth, which is entered when you created the patient’s account.
Denominator Exclusions:
  • Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.
Numerator: Children who had cavities or decayed teeth.
  • The diagnosis of "Tooth Decay" or "Cavities" is entered in the patient’s Problem List.
  • Make sure to add a Start Date to the problem.
Office Visit Documentation:

Once all steps have been completed, the measure will be added to the Quality Report.

Quality ID: 378
CMS Measure ID: CMS75
Measure type: Outcome
High Priority Measure: Yes
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