CMS Releases Guidance On 2018 Measure Changes For Children And Adults

On November 14, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2018 Updates to the Child and Adult Core Health Care Quality Measurement Sets.

For the 2018 Child Core Set update, the Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services (CMCS) will add three measures:

  • Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up (CDF) (NQF #3148)
  • Contraceptive Care (NQF #2903) – Most & Moderately Effective Methods
  • Asthma Medication Ratio (NQF #1800)

For the 2018 Adult Core Set update, CMCS has decided to add three measures to the Adult Core Set:

  • Asthma Medication Ratio (NQF #1800)
  • Concurrent Use of Opioids and Benzodiazepines
  • Contraceptive Care – Most & Moderately Effective Methods (NQF #2903)

See the full CMS Informational Bulletin for added and retired core measures with explanations.

Learn how SAE can help with measure reporting for special populations to improve performance outcomes across children and adult services.