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DQA Measure Activities


Opportunity for Comment on Current Activities

Request for Review: Draft DQA Starter Set of Pediatric Measures Annual Review  

  • Draft Report: Starter Set Measure Annual Review: The DQA calls for 30 days public commenting period of the draft report prepared by the Measure Development and Maintenance Committee on DQA Starter Set of Pediatric Measures. Per our measure maintenance process, these measures have been reviewed and will be maintained annually.

Please take the time to review the attached draft report and provide your feedback to Diptee Ojha at ojhad@ada.org no later than June 11, 2015.

Measure Development Process

DQA RFP Report Cover

Download the Pediatric Oral Health Performance Measure Set Request for Proposal for Testing (PDF)

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

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 has developed two eMeasures for potential use within the Stage III Meaningful Use Program.