Childhood Immunization Status and Lead Screening in Children for HEDIS
Measure description: The percentage of children who turn 2 years of age in the measurement year who had the following vaccines on or before their second birthday:
- Four DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis)
- Three IPV (polio)
- One MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
- Three HiB (haemophilus influenza type B)
- Three hep B (hepatitis B)
- One VZV (chicken pox)
- Four PCV (pneumococcal conjugate)
- One hep A (hepatitis A)
- Two or three RV (rotavirus)
- Two flu (influenza)
The measure calculates a rate for each vaccine and three combination rates.
HEDIS measurement year 2023 documentation for Lead Screening in Children (LSC)
Measure description: The percentage of children 2 years of age who had one or more capillary or venous lead blood test for lead poisoning by their second birthday.
In provider medical records, we look for the following:
- Immunization records from birth (Department of Health immunization records are acceptable).
- If available, newborn inpatient records documenting hepatitis B.
- For immunizations not recorded on the immunization record, provide progress notes for:
- Immunizations administered.
- Patient’s history of disease (chickenpox, hep A, hep B, measles, mumps, rubella).
- Lead testing results and date (capillary or venous) on or before the second birthday.
- Evidence of hospice services in 2023.
- Evidence patient expired in 2023.
- Childhood immunizations and lead blood tests must be completed by child’s second birthday.
- Assess immunization needs at every clinical encounter and, when indicated, immunize.
- Ensure immunization records include all vaccines that were ever given including hospitals, health departments, and all former providers, including refusals and contraindications.
- FluMist (LAIV) vaccination (only approved for ages 2 to 49) may be used for the second vaccination; however, it must be given on the child’s second birthday to be compliant.
February 2023 Anthem Provider News - Kentucky