2022 Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements (QARR)

March 13, 2023

RE: Clarification #13 for Measurement Year (MY) 2022 Updates

Dear Colleague,

This letter contains information about coding logic for the Developmental Screening in the First Three Years of Life in the 2022 Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements (QARR) Specifications. Currently, the specification of the measure includes a requirement that the numerator should include children within the relevant denominator age group with a CPT code 96110 or ICD-10-CM code Z13.42. The numerator specification does not include any information about required or excluded modifiers to the CPT code 96110, and thus they should be considered appropriate and included in the numerator.

This is a first-year measure and the measure will not be published with the release of the 2022 QARR data. We anticipate carefully reviewing the results and making any required updates to the specifications if required for 2023.

If there are any questions about the above edits, or if you find issues or have concerns with the 2022 Technical Specifications manual or other documents, please email nysqarr@health.ny.gov.


Paloma Luisi, MPH
Director, Bureau of Quality Measurement & Evaluation
Center for Applied Research and Evaluation Office of Quality and Patient Safety

CC: R. Josberger