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Child Core Set Reporting Resources

Key resources for state reporting of the Core Set of children’s health care quality measures for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (the Child Core Set) are included in the table below. CMS will publish the resources for reporting the 2025 Child Core Set in early 2025.

FFY 2024 Core Set Reporting Resources

State Reporting Starts: Fall 2024

Measure List and Technical SpecificationsFFY 2024 Child Core Set Measure List
FFY 2024 Child Resource Manual and Technical Specifications
Summary of Updates to the Child Core Set Resource Manual and Technical Specifications for FFY 2024
Value Set Directories FFY 2024 Child Core Set HEDIS Value Set Directory
FFY 2024 Child Core Set Non-HEDIS Value Set Directory
Additional Technical Assistance ResourcesFFY 2024 Data Quality Checklist
FFY 2024 Child Measurement Period Table
Frequently Asked Questions: Medicaid and CHIP Core Sets Mandatory Reporting
Measure-Specific Attribution Guidance for the FFY 2024 Core Set Measures
Allowance of Telehealth in the 2024 Child, Adult, and Health Home Core Set Measure Specifications
Calculating State-Level Rates Using Data from Multiple Reporting Units
Overview of Substance Use Disorder Measures in the 2024 Child, Adult, and Health Home Core Sets
Calculating the Sealant Receipt on Permanent First Molars Measure in the 2024 Child Core Set
Overview of the Dental and Oral Health Services Measures in the 2024 Child Core Set
CAHPS Fact Sheet
Guidance for Reporting in the Quality Measure Reporting (QMR) SystemState Preview Reports, State-Specific Comments, and Additional Reporting Resources
Reporting Stratified Results in the QMR System 

Archived Reporting Resources

For previous years' technical specifications and value set directories, please email MACQualityTA@cms.hhs.gov.

Technical Assistance and Analytic Support Program

CMS supports states’ efforts to measure and improve health care quality for children and adults enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. To increase the number of states consistently collecting, reporting, and using the Child Core Set measures, CMS established the Technical Assistance and Analytic Support (TA/AS) Program to support states’ child health care quality measurement and improvement efforts.

The overarching goals are to increase the number of states consistently collecting and uniformly reporting the core measures set, and to help states use these data to improve the quality of care for children. For more information, see the TA/AS Program fact sheet

Questions or requests for technical assistance related to the Child Core Set or quality improvement initiatives can be submitted to MACqualityTA@cms.hhs.gov.

Technical Assistance Webinars

Additional Technical Assistance Resources