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Medicaid Acronym of the Day – WCC

Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children/Adolescents  – The percentage of members 3–17 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a PCP or OB/GYN and who had evidence of the following during the measurement year.

•  BMI percentile documentation*.

•  Counseling for nutrition.

•  Counseling for physical activity.


* Because BMI norms for youth vary with age and gender, this measure evaluates whether BMI percentile is assessed rather than an absolute BMI value.


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