#366: Follow-Up Care for Children Prescribed ADHD Medication (ADD)

Quality ID

366

eMeasure ID

CMS136v7

NQF

0108

High Priority Measure

No

Specifications

EHR

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Mental/Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Measure description

Percentage of children 6-12 years of age and newly dispensed a medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who had appropriate follow-up care.  Two rates are reported.  

  1. Percentage of children who had one follow-up visit with a practitioner with prescribing authority during the 30-Day Initiation Phase
  2. Percentage of children who remained on ADHD medication for at least 210 days and who, in addition to the visit in the Initiation Phase, had at least two additional follow-up visits with a practitioner within 270 days (9 months) after the Initiation Phase ended
     

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