CMS Measure ID:
Percentage of children 3-18 years of age who were diagnosed with pharyngitis, ordered an antibiotic and received a group A streptococcus (strep) test for the episode
Initial Patient Population:
Children 3-18 years of age who had an outpatient or emergency department (ED) visit with a diagnosis of pharyngitis during the measurement period and an antibiotic ordered on or three days after the visit
Equals Initial Population
Children who are taking antibiotics in the 30 days prior to the diagnosis of pharyngitis.
Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.
Children with a group A streptococcus test in the 7-day period from 3 days prior through 3 days after the diagnosis of pharyngitis
Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis Print
Modified on: Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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