Definition: Percentage of adults 50-75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer.
References: CMS130, NQF 0034
Denominator: Patients 50-75 years of age with a visit during the measurement period
Denominator Exclusions: Patients with a diagnosis or past history of total colectomy or colorectal cancer
Numerator: 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