Colorectal Cancer Screening

Last updated: May 4, 2017

CMS Measure ID: CMS130v5
Version: 5
NQF Number: 0034
Measure Description:

Percentage of adults 50-75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer.

Initial Patient Population:

Patients 50-75 years of age with a visit during the measurement period

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:

Patients with a diagnosis or past history of total colectomy or colorectal cancer

Numerator Statement:

Patients with one or more screenings for colorectal cancer. Appropriate screenings are defined by any one of the following criteria:

  • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) during the measurement period
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy during the measurement period or the four years prior to the measurement period
  • Colonoscopy during the measurement period or the nine years prior to the measurement period
Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None

Measure Steward: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Previous Version: Colorectal Cancer Screening
Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance:

None

Specifications

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated Clinical Recommendation Statement.

    Section: Clinical Recommendation Statement

    Source: Measure Lead

  • ​Updated Copyright.

    Section: Copyright

    Source: Annual Update

  • Incremented eMeasure Version number.

    Section: eMeasure Version number

    Source: Annual Update

  • Removed the word 'below' from the description because it is redundant.

    Section: Numerator

    Source: Measure Lead

  • Updated Rationale.

    Section: Rationale

    Source: Measure Lead

  • Updated References.

    Section: Reference

    Source: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Replaced datatypes 'Diagnosis, Active; Diagnosis, Inactive; Diagnosis, Resolved' with the re-specified 'Diagnosis' datatype to conform to QDM 4.2 changes.

    Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source: QDM Standards

  • Replaced datatypes 'Diagnosis, Active; Diagnosis, Inactive; Diagnosis, Resolved' with the re-specified 'Diagnosis' datatype to conform to QDM 4.2 changes.

    Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source: QDM Standards

Value Set

  • Value set Malignant Neoplasm of Colon (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.108.12.1001): Added 1 SNOMEDCT code (123721000119108). Added 1 ICD9CM code (154.8).

    Section: None

    Source: None

  • Value set Total Colectomy (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.198.12.1019): Deleted 1 SNOMEDCT code (427816007).

    Section: None

    Source: None

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