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Prostate Cancer: Avoidance of Overuse of Bone Scan for Staging Low Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

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General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS129v10
NQF Number 0389e
Measure Description

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of prostate cancer at low (or very low) risk of recurrence receiving interstitial prostate brachytherapy, OR external beam radiotherapy to the prostate, OR radical prostatectomy who did not have a bone scan performed at any time since diagnosis of prostate cancer

Initial Population All patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of prostate cancer
Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population at low (or very low) risk of recurrence receiving interstitial prostate brachytherapy, OR external beam radiotherapy to the prostate, OR radical prostatectomy

Denominator Exclusions

None

Numerator Statement

Patients who did not have a bone scan performed at any time since diagnosis of prostate cancer

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

Documentation of reason(s) for performing a bone scan (including documented pain, salvage therapy, other medical reasons, bone scan ordered by someone other than reporting physician)

Measure Steward PCPI(R) Foundation (PCPI[R])
Domain Efficiency and Cost Reduction
Measure Scoring Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

A higher score indicates appropriate treatment of patients with prostate cancer at low (or very low) risk of recurrence. Only patients with prostate cancer with low (or very low) risk of recurrence will be counted in the performance denominator of this measure.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.5. Please refer to the eCQI resource center for more information on the QDM.

Quality ID 102
Meaningful Measure Appropriate Use of Healthcare
Telehealth Eligible No
Previous Version
Release Notes

Header

  • Updated eCQM Version Number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version Number

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated disclaimer.

    Measure Section: Disclaimer

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated clinical recommendation statement citation to reflect updated guideline year.

    Measure Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated reference to reflect updated guideline year.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added text to identify the Quality Data Model (QDM) version used in the measure specification.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added text to indicate whether the measure is patient-based or episode-based.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards Update

Logic

  • QDM v5.5 standards update: Added 'relevantDatetime' attribute to QDM datatypes. 'RelevantDatetime' indicates when the action occurred whereas 'authorDatetime' indicates when the action was recorded.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated Clinical Quality Language (CQL) expression to conform with the HL7 Standard: Clinical Quality Language Specification, Release 1 STU 4 (CQL 1.4).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated CQL aliases used to more closely align with clinical concept intent or create consistency of naming across measures.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Value Set

The VSAC is the source of truth for the value set content, please visit the VSAC for downloads of current value sets.

  • Value set Prostate Cancer (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.319): Deleted 1 ICD-9-CM code (185). Removed ICD-9-CM codes from all measures that do not have lookback periods or removed ICD-9 codes from all measures with lookback period for which the ICD-9 codes were no longer relevant.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Prostate Cancer Treatment (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.398): Deleted 1 SNOMED CT code (176286004) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Pain Related to Prostate Cancer (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.451): Deleted 9 ICD-9-CM codes (338.3, 724.1, 724.5, 724.6, 724.79, 733.90, 786.50, 786.59, 789.00). Removed ICD-9-CM codes from all measures that do not have lookback periods or removed ICD-9 codes from all measures with lookback period for which the ICD-9 codes were no longer relevant.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Removed ICD-9-CM extensional value sets from applicable Groupings due to ICD-9-CM no longer being maintained and the measure not requiring historical lookback period.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Jul 01, 2020