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W34: Well Child Visits in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Years of Life (GC-17)


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Notes on Methodology
  • The annual reported rate captures activity during the previous calendar year.  For example, the 2017 rate captures services provided during calendar year 2016.
  • This is a Healthcare Effectiveness & Data Information Set (HEDIS) administrative measure.
  • Based on the advice of their External Quality Review Organization (EQRO), DVHA’s rates only include only Medicaid Primary beneficiaries in HEDIS administrative measures as of 2014.
  • The target trend line is the 50th percentile national benchmark for Medicaid programs.
Story Behind the Curve

This measure looks at the use of routine check-ups by preschool and early school-age children. It assesses the percentage of children 3, 4, 5 and 6 years of age who received at least one well-child visit with a primary care practitioner during the measurement year.

Well-child visits during these years are particularly important. A child can be helped through early detection of vision, speech and language problems. Intervention can improve communication skills and avoid or reduce language and learning problems.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends annual well-child visits for 2-6 year-olds.

Last updated:  August 2017

Author:  DVHA Quality Unit

Scorecard Result Container Indicator Measure Action Actual Value Target Value Tag S R I P PM A m/d/yy m/d/yyyy