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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.

FFY 2022 Core Set Reporting Resources

State Reporting Starts: Fall 2022

Measure List and Technical Specifications FFY 2022 Child Core Set Measure List (PDF, 213.05 KB)
FFY 2022 Child Resource Manual and Technical Specifications (PDF, 1.62 MB)
Summary of Updates to the Child Core Set Resource Manual and Technical Specifications for FFY 2022 (PDF, 234.61 KB)
Value Set Directories  FFY 2022 Child Core Set HEDIS Value Set Directory (ZIP, 1.15 MB)
FFY 2022 Child Core Set Non-HEDIS Value Set Directory (ZIP, 195.87 KB)
Additional Technical Assistance Resources FFY 2022 Data Quality Checklist (PDF, 829.22 KB)
FFY 2022 Child Measurement Period Table (PDF, 257.91 KB)
Allowance of Telehealth in the 2022 Child, Adult, and Health Home Core Set Measure Specifications (PDF, 438.61 KB) (Updated March 2022)
Calculating State-Level Rates Using Data from Multiple Reporting Units (PDF, 338.86 KB) (Updated April 2022)
Overview of Substance Use Disorder Measures in the 2022 Child, Adult, and Health Home Core Sets (PDF, 427.08 KB) (Updated March 2022)
Calculating the Sealant Receipt on Permanent First Molars Measure in the FFY 2022 Child Core Set (PDF, 844.04 KB) (Updated March 2022)
Overview of the Dental and Oral Health Services Measures in the 2022 Child Core Set (PDF, 760.87 KB)
Guidance for Reporting in the Quality Measure Reporting (QMR) System State Preview Reports, State-Specific Comments, and Additional Reporting Resources (PDF, 763.2 KB)

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 voluntary 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 (PDF, 312.63 KB). 

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