Colorectal Cancer Screening

Last updated: May 3, 2018

CMS Measure ID: CMS130v3
Version: 3
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 Patient 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 below:

  • 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:


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

Higher score indicates better quality




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