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Colorectal Cancer Screening

General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS130v10
NQF Number Not Applicable
Measure Description

Percentage of adults 50-75 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
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 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.

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

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

None

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

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 (https://ecqi.healthit.gov/qdm) for more information on the QDM.

Quality ID 113
Meaningful Measure Preventive Care
Telehealth Eligible Yes
Previous Version

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated the eCQM version number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version Number

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated the rationale to align with current evidence.

    Measure Section: Rationale

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated references.

    Measure Section: Reference

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Replaced 'overlaps' or 'overlapping' in the denominator exclusions with plain language to clarify the measure intent.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Revised the advanced illness and frailty denominator exclusion to clarify the intent of the exclusion criteria.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the Denominator Exclusions to add an exclusion for palliative care.

    Measure Section: Denominator Exclusions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Added online assessments and telephone visits as appropriate encounters based on the increased use of telehealth services.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

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

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added LatestOf function to the definitions to better capture the end timing of the associated laboratory tests and physical exams.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Revised the advanced illness and frailty denominator exclusion to align with the header and adhere to QDMv5.5 standards.​

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated Denominator Exclusions definition and added PalliativeCare.Palliative Care in the Measurement Period definition to add an exclusion for palliative care.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library (MATGlobalCommonFunctions-6.2.000). Updated the 'Inpatient Encounter' definition to include a 'day of' timing clarification. Added the following timing functions: Normalize Interval, Has Start, Has End, Latest, Latest Of, Earliest, and Earliest Of. Please see individual measure details for application of specific timing functions.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added new NormalizeInterval function to timing attributes to decrease implementation burden due to variable use of timing attributes for select QDM data types. The NormalizeInterval function was applied, where applicable, for the following data elements: Assessment, Performed; Device, Applied; Diagnostic Study, Performed; Intervention, Performed; Laboratory Test, Performed; Medication, Administered; Medication, Dispensed; Physical Exam, Performed; Procedure, Performed; Substance, Administered.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Update Adult Outpatient Encounters CQL library to 2.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated Advanced Illness and Frailty Exclusions CQL Library to version 6.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated Hospice CQL Library to version 3.0.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added PalliativeCareExclusion CQL library version 1.0.000.

    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 Malignant Neoplasm of Colon (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.108.12.1001): Added 3 ICD-10-CM codes (C21.2, C21.8, C78.5) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Colonoscopy (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.108.12.1020): Added 5 CPT codes (44393, 44397, 45355, 45383, 45387) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.198.12.1010): Added 2 CPT codes (45339, 44397) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Total Colectomy (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.198.12.1019): Added 7 SNOMED CT codes (713165008, 787108001, 787109009, 787874000, 787875004, 787876003, 858579005) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Added 2 CPT codes (44152, 44153) based on terminology update.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Advanced Illness (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.110.12.1082): Added 34 ICD-10-CM codes based on updated evidence in published guidelines, published literature, or from published specialty medical society or group recommendations or terminology updates. Added 179 SNOMED CT codes based on updated evidence in published guidelines, published literature, or from published specialty medical society or group recommendations, and based on terminology updates.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Replaced value set ED (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1085) with value set Emergency Department Visit (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1010) 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): Added 11 SNOMED CT codes (185463005, 185464004, 185465003, 281036007, 30346009, 37894004, 3391000175108, 439740005, 77406008, 444971000124105, 84251009) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Frailty Device (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.118.12.1300): Added 124 SNOMED CT codes based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Deleted 22 SNOMED CT codes based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Frailty Encounter (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1088): Deleted 1 SNOMED CT code (413467001) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Frailty Symptom (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.113.12.1075): Added 13 SNOMED CT codes based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Deleted 69 SNOMED CT codes based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Frailty Diagnosis (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.113.12.1074): Added 14 SNOMED CT codes based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Deleted 13 SNOMED CT codes based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback. Added 166 ICD-10-CM codes 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 4 RxNorm codes (1599803, 1599805, 1805420, 1805425) based on change in measure requirements/measure specification. Deleted 3 RxNorm codes (1858970, 996572, 996624) based on change in measure requirements/measure specification.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Value set Acute Inpatient (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1083): Added 10 SNOMED CT codes (10378005, 18083007, 183452005, 19951005, 2252009, 73607007, 305339001, 50699000, 74857009, 78680009) based on updated evidence in published guidelines, published literature, or from published specialty medical society or group recommendations.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Telephone Visits (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1080) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Online Assessment (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1089) based on change in measure requirements/measure specification.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Palliative Care Encounter (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1090) based on change in measure requirements/measure specification.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added value set Palliative Care Intervention (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.198.12.1135) based on change in measure requirements/measure specification.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Added direct reference code LOINC code (71007-9) based on review by technical experts, SMEs, and/or public feedback.

    Measure Section: Terminology

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021