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Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents

Percentage of patients 3-17 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a Primary Care Physician (PCP) or Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) and who had evidence of the following during the measurement period.  Three rates are reported.

  • Percentage of patients with height, weight and body mass index (BMI) percentile documentation
  • Percentage of patients with counseling for nutrition
  • Percentage of patients with counseling for physical activity

 

Denominator:    Patients 3-17 years of age with at least one outpatient visit with a primary care physician (PCP) or an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) 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 Exceptions:

  • If Pregnancy is documented in the Problem List, with a Start Date, these patients will be excluded from the denominator.

 

Numerator 1:  Patients who had height, weight and body mass index (BMI) percentile recorded during the measurement period.

  • Height and Weight are entered in Vitals.  BMI is calculated based on these two fields.

 

Numerator 2:  Patients who had counseling for nutrition during a visit that occurs during the measurement period.

  • Counseling for Nutrition is documented on the Care Checklist

 

Numerator 3:  Patients who had counseling for physical activity during a visit that occurs during the measurement period.

  • Counseling for Physical Activity is documented on the Care Checklist

 

Office Visit Documentation:

  • Create a Note detailing the patient’s office visit.  See Create a Note.
  • Make sure to include an E&M code under “Procedure Codes” on the Superbill.  See Create a Superbill.
  • Sign the Note.  See Sign Notes.  Once the note is signed, the measure will be added to the Quality Report.
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