Child and Adolescent Well-Care Visits
These HEDIS Measures
Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life: Assesses children who turned 15 months old during the measurement year and had from no well-child visits to six well-child visits with a primary care physician during their first 15 months of life.
Well-Child Visits in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Years of Life: Assesses children 3–6 years of age who received one or more well-child visits with a primary care practitioner during the measurement year.
Adolescent Well-Care Visits: Assesses adolescents and young adults 12–21 years of age who had at least one comprehensive well-care visit with a primary care practitioner or an OB/GYN practitioner during the measurement year.
Assessing physical, emotional and social development is important at every stage of life, particularly with children and adolescents.1 Behaviors established during childhood or adolescence, such as eating habits and physical activity, often extend into adulthood.2 Well-care visits provide an opportunity for providers to influence health and development and they are a critical opportunity for scre
- Child Trends. 2012. “Well-child visits.” http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=well-child-visits;
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2014. “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2013.” http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf