WCC: Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents: BMI Percentile (GC-21)
Notes on Methodology
- The target trendline in the graph above represents an accepted national benchmark percentile for Medicaid programs across the country. For this measure, the target is the 25th national percentile.
- The annual reported rate captures activity during the previous calendar year.
- This is a Healthcare Effectiveness & Data Information Set (HEDIS) hybrid measure.
Story Behind the Curve
This measure shows the percentage of members 3-17 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a PCP or OB/GYN and who had evidence of the following during the measurement year.
- BMI percentile documentation*
*Because BMI norms for youth vary with age and gender, this measure evaluates whether BMI percentile is assessed rather than an absolute BMI value.
Last updated: September 2021