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CMS 75 - Children Who Have Dental Decay or Cavities

Updated: 06/13/2023|Views: 551

CMS 75 / Quality ID #378

Percentage of children, 6 months - 20 years of age at the start of the measurement period, who have had tooth decay or cavities during the measurement period as determined by a dentist.

Denominator: Children, 6 months - 20 years of age, at the start of the measurement period, with a clinical oral evaluation by a dentist during the measurement period.
  • Patient’s age is calculated based on the patient’s Date of Birth, which was entered when you created the patient’s account.
  • Create a note detailing the patient’s office visit.
Denominator Exclusions: Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period.
  • Hospice is documented under Hospice in History. These patients will be excluded from the denominator.
Numerator: Children who had a diagnosis of cavities or decayed teeth in any part of the measurement period.
  • The diagnosis of "Tooth Decay" or "Cavities" is entered in the patient’s Problems with a Start Date.
Office Visit Documentation:

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

Measure type: Outcome
High Priority Measure: Yes
Telehealth Eligible: No
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