#112: Breast Cancer Screening

Quality ID

112

eMeasure ID

CMS125v6

NQF

2372

High Priority Measure

No

Specifications

EHR Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Family Medicine Obstetrics/Gynecology Preventive Medicine

 

Measure Description

Percentage of women 50 - 74 years of age who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted a minimum of once per performance period for female patients seen during the performance period. There is no diagnosis associated with this measure. The patient should either be screened for breast cancer on the date of service OR there should be documentation that the patient was screened for breast cancer at least once within 27 months prior to the end of the performance period. Performance for this measure is not limited to the performance period. This measure may be submitted by eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

Measure Submission:

The listed denominator criteria is used to identify the intended patient population. The numerator options included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions allowed by the measure. The quality-data codes listed do not need to be submitted for registry-based submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those registries that utilize claims data.

 

Denominator

Women 51 - 74 years of age with a visit during the measurement period

Denominator Note: The intent of the measure is that starting at age 50 women should have one or more mammograms every 24 months with a 3 month grace period. The intent of the exclusion for individuals age 65 and older residing in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, is to exclude individuals who may have limited life expectancy and increased frailty where the benefit of the process may not exceed the risks. This exclusion is not intended as a clinical recommendation regarding whether the measures process is inappropriate for specific populations, instead the exclusions allows clinicians to engage in shared decision making with patients about the benefits and risks of screening when an individual has limited life expectancy.

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients 51 to 74 years of age on date of encounter

AND

Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT or HCPCS): 
99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215, 99341, 99342, 99343, 99344, 99345, 99347, 99348, 99349, 99350, G0402, G0438, G0439

AND NOT

Denominator Exclusions:

Women who had a bilateral mastectomy or who have a history of a bilateral mastectomy or for whom there is evidence of a right and a left unilateral mastectomy: G9708

OR

Hospice services used by patient any time during the measurement period: G9709

OR

Patient age 65 or older in Institutional Special Needs Plans (SNP) or residing in long-term care with POS code 32, 33, 34, 54, or 56 any time during the measurement period: G9898

 

Numerator

Women with one or more mammograms during the measurement period or the 15 months prior to the measurement period

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Screening, diagnostic, film, digital or digital breast Tomosynthesis (3D) mammography results documented and reviewed (G9899)

OR

Performance Not Met: Screening, diagnostic, film, digital or digital breast Tomosynthesis (3D) mammography results were not documented and reviewed, reason not otherwise specified (G9900)

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