HEDIS® Tip Sheet

Child and Adolescent Well-Care Visits (WCV)

Line of business: BlueAlliance (Commercial) 

Measure Description

Members 3-21 years of age who had at least one comprehensive well-care visit with a PCP or an OB/GYN practitioner in the measurement year.

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  • This measure applies to members ages 3-21 years as of December 31st of the measurement year.
  • The well-care visit must occur with a PCP or an OB/GYN practitioner. 
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  • Members in hospice during the measurement year.
  • Member who died during the measurement year.
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Best Practices

  • Encourage parents to establish care with a PCP and educate parents on the importance of preventive care visits.
  • Educate parents on the importance of screening and counseling on healthcare topics done at each well-care visit.
  • Make outreach calls and/or send letters to advise members of the need for a visit.
  • Remind parents of the upcoming appointment for their child or adolescent by making calls or sending text messages.
  • Promote signing up for echart if facility provides it (i.e., MyChart).
  • Provide education during a sick visit regarding the importance of scheduling a well-care visit.
  • Incorporate well-care visits with sports physicals.
  • Implement an appointment scheduler to come to the patient room to schedule next appointment. 

Well Care Codes

Coding Disclaimer

The analysis of any medical coding question related to a measure is dependent on the measure’s technical specifications including the factual situations present related to the member, the practice, the professionals, and the medical services provided.


Should you have specific coding or other questions related to the measure, please send your questions to BlueAlliance@bcbsnd.com.


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