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Intravesical Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Measure Information 2023 Performance Period
CMS eCQM ID CMS646v3
NQF Number Not Applicable
Description

Percentage of patients initially diagnosed with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and who received intravesical Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) within 6 months of bladder cancer staging

Initial Population

All patients initially diagnosed with T1, Tis or high grade Ta non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and a qualified encounter in the measurement period

Denominator

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions

Immunosuppressed patients, includes HIV and immunocompromised state.

Immunosuppressive drug therapy.

Active Tuberculosis.

Mixed histology urothelial cell carcinoma including micropapillary, plasmacytoid, sarcomatoid, adenocarcinoma and squamous disease.

Patients who undergo cystectomy, chemotherapy or radiation within 6 months of Bladder Cancer Staging.

Numerator

Intravesical Bacillus-Calmette Guerin (BCG) instillation for initial dose or series

BCG is initiated within 6 months of the bladder cancer staging and during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

Unavailability of BCG

Measure Steward Oregon Urology
Quality Domain Effective Clinical Care
Measure Scoring Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure
Improvement Notation

A higher score is the preferred result and indicates better quality

Guidance

Ta bladder cancer must be high grade Ta only and is supported by the 2016 AUA guidelines and 2018 NCCN guidelines.

The BCG dose can be full or partial and can be from any lot or manufacturer.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

Telehealth encounters are not eligible for this measure because the measure requires a clinical action that cannot be conducted via telehealth.

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 481
Meaningful Measure Appropriate Use of Healthcare
Telehealth Eligible No
Next Version No Version Available
Previous Version

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Measure Information 2022 Performance Period 2023 Performance Period
Title Intravesical Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer Intravesical Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
CMS eCQM ID CMS646v2 CMS646v3
NQF Number Not Applicable Not Applicable
Description

Percentage of patients initially diagnosed with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and who received intravesical Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) within 6 months of bladder cancer staging.

Percentage of patients initially diagnosed with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and who received intravesical Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) within 6 months of bladder cancer staging

Initial Population

All patients initially diagnosed with T1, Tis or high grade Ta non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and a qualified encounter in the measurement period.

All patients initially diagnosed with T1, Tis or high grade Ta non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and a qualified encounter in the measurement period

Denominator

Equals Initial population

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions Immunosuppressed patients, includes HIV and immunocompromised state. Immunosuppressive drug therapy. Active Tuberculosis. Mixed histology urothelial cell carcinoma including micropapillary, plasmacytoid, sarcomatoid, adenocarcinoma and squamous disease. Patients who undergo cystectomy, chemotherapy or radiation within 6 months of Bladder Cancer Staging. Immunosuppressed patients, includes HIV and immunocompromised state. Immunosuppressive drug therapy. Active Tuberculosis. Mixed histology urothelial cell carcinoma including micropapillary, plasmacytoid, sarcomatoid, adenocarcinoma and squamous disease. Patients who undergo cystectomy, chemotherapy or radiation within 6 months of Bladder Cancer Staging.
Numerator

Intravesical Bacillus-Calmette Guerin (BCG) instillation for initial dose or series.

BCG is initiated within 6 months of the bladder cancer staging and during the measurement period.

Intravesical Bacillus-Calmette Guerin (BCG) instillation for initial dose or series

BCG is initiated within 6 months of the bladder cancer staging and during the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

Unavailability of BCG

Unavailability of BCG

Measure Steward Oregon Urology Oregon Urology
Quality Domain Effective Clinical Care Effective Clinical Care
Measure Scoring Proportion measure Proportion measure
Measure Type Process measure Process measure
Improvement Notation

A higher score is the preferred result and indicates better quality

A higher score is the preferred result and indicates better quality

Guidance

Ta bladder cancer must be high grade Ta only and is supported by the 2016 AUA guidelines and 2018 NCCN guidelines.

The BCG dose can be full or partial and can be from any lot or manufacturer.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

Telehealth encounters are not eligible for this measure because the measure requires a clinical action that cannot be conducted via telehealth.

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.

Ta bladder cancer must be high grade Ta only and is supported by the 2016 AUA guidelines and 2018 NCCN guidelines.

The BCG dose can be full or partial and can be from any lot or manufacturer.

This eCQM is a patient-based measure.

Telehealth encounters are not eligible for this measure because the measure requires a clinical action that cannot be conducted via telehealth.

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 481 481
Meaningful Measure Appropriate Use of Healthcare Appropriate Use of Healthcare
Telehealth Eligible No No
Next Version No Version Available No Version Available
Previous Version

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated citations to align with APAv6 Style Guide standards.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    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

  • Updated grammar, punctuation, and formatting to improve readability.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Restructured denominator exclusion definitions into a group to streamline by combining definitions with the same timing.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Removed one set of open brackets from each exclusion definition to comply with the CQL Style Guide.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Revised timing from 'end Measurement Period' to 'end of Measurement Period' in the 'Bladder Cancer Diagnoses' definition to improve readability.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced 'Bladder Cancer Diagnoses' definition in the initial population with 'First Bladder Cancer Staging Procedure during Measurement Period' to align with measure intent to capture patients whose first bladder cancer staging occurred during the measurement period.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    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 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

  • Replaced direct reference code SNOMED CT code (258232002) with direct reference code SNOMED CT code (254292007).

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated logic using the new QDM 5.6 'Encounter, Performed' class attribute to exclude telehealth (or virtual) encounters using the logical representation (class !~ virtual), for measures containing telehealth-eligible codes, where telehealth is not appropriate. For more information, please refer to the 2023 Telehealth Guidance document.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards/Technical Update

  • 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

Value set

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  • Value set Immunocompromised Conditions (2.16.840.1.113883.3.666.5.1940): Deleted 1 SNOMED CT code (404145009) based on new or changed coding guidelines. Deleted 1 ICD-10-CM code (D84.8) based on new or changed coding guidelines.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Replaced direct reference code SNOMED CT code (258232002) with direct reference code SNOMED CT code (254292007) based on terminology updates and review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set HIV (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.120.12.1003): Added 13 SNOMED CT codes based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Added 6 ICD-10-CM codes (O98.711, O98.712, O98.713, O98.719, O98.72, O98.73) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

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

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2022