CMS Reverses Decision to Remove Obesity Quality Measures

11/26/2019 - The CMS has reversed its initial decision to remove obesity from the Child Core Set and Adult Core Set of state Medicaid quality measures. In addition to keeping the obesity screening measures, CMS is strengthening the child/adolescent measure to also measure rates of nutrition and physical activity counseling.

The Academy urged CMS to keep and strengthen its obesity quality measures multiple times throughout the quality measure review process and worked with colleagues in the Obesity Care Advocacy Network to present a united front against the proposed changes.