#264: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Invasive Breast Cancer

Quality ID

264

High Priority Measure

No

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

General Surgery

Measure Description

The percentage of clinically node negative (clinical stage T1N0M0 or T2N0M0) breast cancer patients before or after neoadjuvant systemic therapy, who undergo a sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure is performed during the performance period for patients age 18 years and older who are operated upon for invasive breast cancer that are clinically node negative (clinical stage T1N0M0 or T2N0M0) before or after neoadjuvant systemic therapy. This measure may be submitted by Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.

Measure Submission Type:

Measure data may be submitted by individual MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third party intermediaries. The listed denominator criteria are used to identify the intended patient population. The numerator options included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions as allowed by the measure. The quality-data codes listed do not need to be submitted by MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third party intermediaries that utilize this modality for submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those third party intermediaries that utilize Medicare Part B claims data. For more information regarding Application Programming Interface (API), please refer to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website.

 

Denominator

Patients aged 18 and older with primary invasive breast cancer

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients aged 18 and older at date of encounter

AND

Diagnosis for Female/Male Breast Cancer (ICD-10-CM): C50.011, C50.012, C50.019, C50.021, C50.022, C50.029, C50.111, C50.112, C50.119, C50.121, C50.122, C50.129, C50.211, C50.212, C50.219, C50.221, C50.222, C50.229, C50.311, C50.312, C50.319, C50.321, C50.322, C50.329, C50.411, C50.412, C50.419, C50.421, C50.422, C50.429, C50.511, C50.512, C50.519, C50.521, C50.522, C50.529, C50.611, C50.612, C50.619, C50.621, C50.622, C50.629, C50.811, C50.812, C50.819, C50.821, C50.822, C50.829, C50.911, C50.912, C50.919, C50.921, C50.922, C50.929

AND

Patient encounter during the performance period (CPT): 19301, 19302, 19307, 38500, 38510, 38520, 38525, 38530, 38542, 38740, 38745, 38900

AND

Clinically Node Negative (T1N0M0 or T2N0M0) Invasive Breast Cancer Before or After Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy: G9911

 

Numerator

Patients who undergo a SLN procedure

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure performed (G8878)

OR

Denominator Exception: Documentation of reason(s) sentinel lymph node biopsy not performed (e.g., reasons could include but not limited to; non-invasive cancer, incidental discovery of breast cancer on prophylactic mastectomy, incidental discovery of breast cancer on reduction mammoplasty, pre-operative biopsy proven lymph node (LN) metastases, inflammatory carcinoma, stage 3 locally advanced cancer, recurrent invasive breast cancer, clinically node positive after neoadjuvant systemic therapy, patient refusal after informed consent, patient with significant age, comorbidities, or limited life expectancy and favorable tumor; adjuvant systemic therapy unlikely to change) (G8880)

OR

Performance Not Met: Sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure not performed, reason not given (G8882)

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