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Measure Development Process

Programmatic Administrative Measure Effort

The Dental Quality Alliance is pleased to announce the availability of its first fully tested measures set titled "Dental Caries in Children: Prevention and Disease Management". 

Formative Documents for This Measure Set

The DQA is currently working on the following projects:

  • Additional Measures for Children: The DQA is currently testing these measures for feasibility, validity, reliability and usability.  
        - Use of Emergency Department
        - Follow-up After Use of Emergency Department
        - Use of General Anesthesia
        - Treatment Following Sealant Use
        - Early Extraction of Permanent Teeth
  • Adult Measures Under Consideration 
  • Patient reported outcomes measures (collaboration with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)

e-Measure Effort

The Dental Quality Alliance has published an E-Measure document titled: Pediatric Oral Healthcare, Exploring the Feasibility for E-Measures. This document explores the feasibility of adapting the DQA's Starter Set of administrative (using claims/eligibility data) measures for pediatric oral health into e-Measures. Document posted on Jan. 10, 2013.

The DQA is currently working on developing two eMeasures for potential use within the Stage III Meaningful Use Program.