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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Measure Information 2023 Performance Period
CMS Measure ID CMS130v11
NQF Number Not Applicable
Measure Description

Percentage of adults 45-75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer

Initial Population

Patients 46-75 years of age by the end of the measurement period with a visit during the measurement period

Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period.

Exclude patients with a diagnosis or past history of total colectomy or colorectal cancer.

Exclude patients 66 and older by the end of the measurement period who are living long term in a nursing home any time on or before the end of the measurement period.

Exclude patients 66 and older by the end of the measurement period with an indication of frailty for any part of the measurement period who also meet any of the following advanced illness criteria:

- Advanced illness with two outpatient encounters during the measurement period or the year prior

- OR advanced illness with one inpatient encounter during the measurement period or the year prior

- OR taking dementia medications during the measurement period or the year prior

Exclude patients receiving palliative care for any part of the measurement period.

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

- FIT-DNA during the measurement period or the two years prior to the measurement period

- Flexible sigmoidoscopy during the measurement period or the four years prior to the measurement period

- CT Colonography 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
Quality Domain Effective Clinical Care
Measure Scoring Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

Do not count digital rectal exams (DRE), fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) performed in an office setting or performed on a sample collected via DRE.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.6. Please refer to the QDM page for more information on the QDM.

MIPS Quality ID 113
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Next Version No Version Available
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Measure Information 2021 Performance Period 2022 Performance Period 2023 Performance Period
CMS Measure ID CMS130v9 CMS130v10 CMS130v11
NQF Number Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Measure Description

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

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

Percentage of adults 45-75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer

Initial Population

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

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

Patients 46-75 years of age by the end of the measurement period with a visit during the measurement period

Denominator Statement

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period. Exclude patients with a diagnosis or past history of total colectomy or colorectal cancer. Exclude patients 66 and older who are living long term in an institution for more than 90 consecutive days during the measurement period. Exclude patients 66 and older with advanced illness and frailty because it is unlikely that patients will benefit from the services being measured. Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period. Exclude patients with a diagnosis or past history of total colectomy or colorectal cancer. Exclude patients 66 and older who are living long term in an institution for more than 90 consecutive days during the measurement period. Exclude patients 66 and older with an indication of frailty for any part of the measurement period who meet any of the following criteria: - Advanced illness with two outpatient encounters during the measurement period or the year prior - OR advanced illness with one inpatient encounter during the measurement period or the year prior - OR taking dementia medications during the measurement period or the year prior Exclude patients receiving palliative care during the measurement period. Exclude patients who are in hospice care for any part of the measurement period.Exclude patients with a diagnosis or past history of total colectomy or colorectal cancer.Exclude patients 66 and older by the end of the measurement period who are living long term in a nursing home any time on or before the end of the measurement period. Exclude patients 66 and older by the end of the measurement period with an indication of frailty for any part of the measurement period who also meet any of the following advanced illness criteria:- Advanced illness with two outpatient encounters during the measurement period or the year prior- OR advanced illness with one inpatient encounter during the measurement period or the year prior- OR taking dementia medications during the measurement period or the year priorExclude patients receiving palliative care for any part of the measurement period.
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

- FIT-DNA during the measurement period or the two years prior to the measurement period

- CT Colonography during the measurement period or the four years prior to the measurement period

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

- FIT-DNA during the measurement period or the two years prior to the measurement period

- CT Colonography during the measurement period or the four years prior to the measurement period

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

- FIT-DNA during the measurement period or the two years prior to the measurement period

- Flexible sigmoidoscopy during the measurement period or the four years prior to the measurement period

- CT Colonography 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

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

None

None

Measure Steward National Committee for Quality Assurance National Committee for Quality Assurance National Committee for Quality Assurance
Quality Domain Effective Clinical Care Effective Clinical Care Effective Clinical Care
Measure Scoring Proportion measure Proportion measure Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure Process measure Process measure
Improvement Notation

Higher score indicates better quality

Higher score indicates better quality

Higher score indicates better quality

Guidance

Patient self-report for procedures as well as diagnostic studies should be recorded in "Procedure, Performed" template or "Diagnostic Study, Performed" template in QRDA-1.

Do not count digital rectal exams (DRE), fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) performed in an office setting or performed on a sample collected via DRE.

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.

Patient self-report for procedures as well as diagnostic studies should be recorded in "Procedure, Performed" template or "Diagnostic Study, Performed" template in QRDA-1.

Do not count digital rectal exams (DRE), fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) performed in an office setting or performed on a sample collected via DRE.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.5. Please refer to the eCQI resource center (https://ecqi.healthit.gov/qdm) for more information on the QDM.

Do not count digital rectal exams (DRE), fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) performed in an office setting or performed on a sample collected via DRE.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.6. Please refer to the QDM page for more information on the QDM.

MIPS Quality ID 113 113 113
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care Preventive Care Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible Yes Yes Yes
Next Version CMS130v10 CMS130v11 No Version Available
Previous Version No Version Available

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Removed references to QRDA I guidance to avoid duplicating information provided in the CMS QRDA I Implementation Guide.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated version number of the Quality Data Model (QDM) used in the measure specification to v5.6.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Added detail to the frailty and advanced illness exclusion language to clarify the measure requirements.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: ONC Project Tracking System (JIRA): CQM-4971

  • Revised denominator exclusion narrative from living long term in an institution for more than 90 consecutive days language to living long term in a nursing home to reflect revised logic.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Revised the palliative care exclusion language to clarify the timing requirement.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the initial population age requirement and added age stratifications to align with updated clinical recommendations.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the listing order of appropriate screenings by lookback period to improve readability.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated grammar and punctuation to improve readability.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added age anchor specification to the initial population and denominator exclusion descriptions to clarify measure requirements.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Updated the timing precision in the definitions to align with the measure intent by replacing the syntax, such as '3 years or less on or before', with an interval.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the timing precision in the definitions from datetime to date by adding 'day of', 'date from', and/or function 'ToDateInterval' to align with the measure intent.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced the retired QDM datatype 'Device, Applied' with 'Assessment, Performed' for identifying frailty device usage.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added QDM datatypes 'Encounter, Performed' and 'Assessment, Performed' and associated logic to the Hospice.'Has Hospice Services' definition to provide additional approaches for identifying patients receiving hospice services.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added QDM datatype 'Diagnosis' to provide an alternate approach for identifying patients receiving palliative care.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version number of the Hospice Library to v4.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version of the Quality Data Model (QDM) to 5.6 and Clinical Quality Language (CQL) to 1.5.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Updated the version number of the Palliative Care Exclusion Library to v2.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version number of the Advanced Illness and Frailty Exclusion ECQM Library to v7.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version number of the Adult Outpatient Encounters Library to v3.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the names of CQL definitions, functions, and/or aliases for clarification and to align with the CQL Style Guide.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • Updated the initial population age requirement and added age stratifications logic to align with updated clinical recommendations.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced the Global.CalendarAgeInYearsAt function with the native CQL function AgeInYearsAt to take advantage of existing CQL features and increase human readability. As a result of this change, the LOINC code 21112-8 is no longer required and has been removed from the Terminology section of the human readable specification.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the listing order of appropriate screenings by lookback period to improve readability.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Revised the long-term care denominator exclusion logic to improve readability and clarity.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced QDM datatype Encounter, Performed with Assessment, Performed and new modeling to improve data capturing of patients receiving long-term care.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Combined AdultOutpatientEncounters.'Qualifying Encounters' and 'Telehealth Services' into a single definition to improve stylistic consistency across measures.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Revised the initial population, denominator exclusions and stratification age anchor from the 'start of the measurement period' to the 'end of the measurement period' to align with the measure intent and CQL style best practices.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library to v7.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

Value set

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

  • Added direct reference code SNOMED CT code (160734000) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added direct reference code LOINC code (71802-3) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added direct reference code LOINC code (45755-6) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added direct reference code ICD-10-CM code (Z51.5) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Removed direct reference code LOINC code (21112-8) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Outpatient (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1087): Deleted 2 SNOMED CT codes (30346009, 37894004) based on validity of code during timing of look back period.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Frailty Symptom (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.113.12.1075): Deleted 1 SNOMED CT code (459821000124104) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Removed value set Nursing Facility Visit (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1012) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Palliative Care Intervention (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.198.12.1135): Added 3 SNOMED CT codes (305686008, 305824005, 441874000) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Dementia Medications (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.196.12.1510): Added 3 RxNorm codes (1858970, 996572, 996624) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Advanced Illness (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.110.12.1082): Added 108 SNOMED CT codes based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Deleted 122 SNOMED CT codes based on terminology update. Added 2 ICD-10-CM codes (C79.63, G35) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Removed value set Care Services in Long-Term Residential Facility (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1014) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Hospice Encounter (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.1003) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced value set Hospice Care Ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1108.15) with value set Hospice Care Ambulatory (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1584) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added direct reference code LOINC code (98181-1) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Malignant Neoplasm of Colon (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.108.12.1001): Added 54 SNOMED CT codes based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Deleted 1 SNOMED CT code (716654007) based on validity of code during timing of look back period.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added direct reference code SNOMED CT code (373066001) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: May 04, 2022