Description: The percentage of men 70 years and older who were screened unnecessarily for prostate cancer using

                    prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening.

References: PSA


Denominator:The eligible population.


Denominator Exclusions or Exceptions (when applicable): Men w/diagnosis for which PSA-based...

- Prostate cancer diagnosis (Prostate Cancer Value Set) any time during the member’s history through December 31 of the measurement year.

- Dysplasia of the prostate (Prostate Dysplasia Value Set) during the measurement year or the year prior to the measurement year

- A PSA test (PSA Test Exclusion Value Set) during the year prior to the measurement year, where laboratory data indicate an elevated result (>4.0nanograms/milliliter [ng/mL]).


Numerator: A PSA-based screening test (PSA Tests Value Set) performed during the measurement year.


*Do not include denied claims.