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


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