Cervical Cancer Screening

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS124v4
Version: 4
NQF Number: 0032
Measure Description:

Percentage of women 21-64 years of age, who received one or more Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer.

Initial Patient Population:

Women 23-64 years of age with a visit during the measurement period

Denominator Statement:

Equals Initial Population

Denominator Exclusions:

Women who had a hysterectomy with no residual cervix

Numerator Statement:

Women with one or more Pap tests during the measurement period or the two years prior to the measurement period

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:


Measure Steward: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Next Version:
Previous Version:
Measure Score: Proportion
Improvement Notation:

Higher score equals better quality.




Release Notes


  • Copyright updated.
  • Disclaimer updated.
  • eMeasure version number incremented.


  • Changed data type of 'result' or 'finding' to 'performed'.
  • Replaced 'ends before or during' (EBOD) with 'ends before end of' (EBE). As necessary, edited the associated number of (days, months, years) to maintain the same time period to accommodate the new timing operator.
  • Replaced 'ORs' with 'Union of' operator.
  • Replaced 'Patient Characteristic Birthdate' with 'Age at' operator.
  • The top level logical operator for the Numerator Exclusions, Denominator Exclusions, Denominator Exceptions, and Measure Population Exclusions defaults to 'OR'.

Value Sets

No changes

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