NQF 0034 (Additional) Colorectal Cancer Screening
Measure: NQF 0034 (Additional Measure)
Measure Title: Colorectal Cancer Screening
Measure Description: Percentage of patient's 50-75 years of age whom had at least one face-to-encounter and appropriate screening for colorectal cancer.
*REQUIRED FOR MEANINGFUL USE (MU) ADDITIONAL QM MEASURE: Click here to view Meaningful Use Criteria.
Quality Measure Documentation Workflow
In order for the Clinical Quality Measure report to generate, the following must be documented in the relevant patient's chart.
1. The patient needs to be between the ages of 50 and 75 AND seen by the physician with a face-to-face encounter during the reporting period.
2. Documentation for colorectal cancer screening. Using the shortcut code, “PQRIpreCol”, will insert the pick list header, “Colorectal cancer screening QM:” Clicking on the header will display a list of items in SMARText Quick Access that will meet the needed criteria.The CPT Code, “3017F” needs to be in the encounter Plan field or the summary Interventions field.
Note: The items in pick list that indicate Colorectal Cancer Screening was not done will not increase the numerator and meet the criteria.
Measurement Calculation Details
The numerator for this measurement is calculated based on the following:
1. Patient's with the CPT code 3017F in the encounter Plan or summary Intervention field.
The denominator for this measurement is calculated based on the following:
1. Patient's age 50-75 with a face-to-face encounter during the reporting period.
Report Clinical Quality Measure to CMS/State
All of the items listed in the above steps need to be documented as structured data (as detailed above) in order to allow the user to capture the numerator, denominator and percentage for this quality measure.
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