#397: Melanoma Reporting

Quality ID

397

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Pathology

Measure Description

Pathology reports for primary malignant cutaneous melanoma that include the pT category and a statement on thickness, ulceration and mitotic rate

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted each time a patient’s pathology report addresses specimens with a diagnosis of malignant cutaneous melanoma; however, only one quality-data code (QDC) per date of service for a patient is required. 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

All melanoma pathology reports for primary malignant cutaneous melanoma

Denominator Instruction:

The intent of the measure is to only include pathology reports for primary malignant cutaneous melanoma that may be staged with the following components: pT category and a statement on thickness, ulceration and mitotic rate. Melanoma in situ cases do not meet the criteria for this denominator. In the instance a pathology report meets the denominator criteria, but represents a diagnosis of Melanoma in situ G9430 should be utilized.

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

Patients ≥ 18 years of age on date of encounter

AND

Diagnosis for malignant cutaneous melanoma (ICD-10-CM): C43.0, C43.20, C43.21, C43.22, C43.30, C43.31, C43.39, C43.4, C43.51, C43.52, C43.59, C43.60, C43.61, C43.62, C43.70, C43.71, C43.72, C43.8, C43.9

AND

Patient encounter during performance period (CPT): 88305

AND NOT

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSION:

Specimen site other than anatomic cutaneous location: G9430

 

Numerator

Pathology reports for primary malignant cutaneous melanoma that include the pT category and a statement on thickness, ulceration and mitotic rate

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Pathology report includes the pT Category and a statement on thickness, ulceration and mitotic rate (G9428)

OR

Denominator Exception: Documentation of medical reason(s) for not including pT Category and a statement on thickness, ulceration and mitotic rate (e.g., negative skin biopsies in a patient with a history of melanoma or other documented medical reasons) (G9429)

OR

Performance Not Met: Pathology report does not include the pT Category and a statement on thickness, ulceration and mitotic rate (G9431)

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