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Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life

Measure Definition

Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life, 6 or More Visits is used to track the percentage of members who turned 15 months old during 2011, and who had 6 or more well-child visits.

Importance

Well-child visits are important during the early months of a child’s life to assess growth and development and identify and address any problems early. This measure is based on the CMS and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for at least 6 well-child visits from birth to 15 months of age.

During 2011, sixty-two percent (62.1%) of eligible HFP infants received the recommended number of six well child visits. This is slightly higher than last year where 61.1 percent of infants received one recommended visit. The HFP weighted average for children receiving five or six well-child visits in the first 15 months is eighty-four percent (83.7%).

No plans scored at the national commercial 90th percentile rate for six visits (89.6%). Fourteen plans had rates below the national commercial 10th percentile rate for six visits (61.1%).

To see how Healthy Families reported on Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life, click here

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Last modified on: 12/24/2013 9:31 AM