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Network Matters
News and Information for the
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

October 2013

HEDIS Spotlight: Follow-up Care for Children Taking ADHD Medication 


Harvard Pilgrim's HEDIS Spotlight highlight information, tips, and resources to support quality care delivery on important health issues. This month's spotlight focuses on follow-up care for children who have been prescribed medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

This HEDIS measure recommends that children ages 6–12 taking a new medication for ADHD:

  • Receive at least one follow-up visit with a prescriber within 30 days of starting the medication.
  • Have at least two more follow-up visits between four weeks and nine months of treatment. One of these visits can be a phone visit.

Visit the HEDIS Spotlight page to view, download, or print the complete “Follow-up Care for Children Prescribed ADHD Medication” tip sheet or to view other HEDIS Spotlight topics. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Harvard Pilgrim's Clinical Programs Department at 800-287-9793.

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